Mamma Mia record-breaking for Theatre Whakatane

The Mamma Mia cast enjoyed the show just as much as their audience. Photo credit: John Morin.

The Mamma Mia cast enjoyed the show just as much as their audience. Photo credit: John Morin.

They put their necks out on the line, but it's paid off -- Theatre Whakatane Inc is marking its most successful show yet.

Nearly 100 per cent occupancy has been marked across its entire season for Mamma Mia - a record-first for the society.

President Ritchie Tidd says there was some initial concern over how well they could pull off hosting 16 shows - but the increasing sold-out sessions soon eased their qualms.

He says more than 4000 people saw the show, with those onstage enjoying the experience just as much as the audience.

The entire society has thanked the Eastern Bay of Plenty community for its support.

Sam Gardner