With the fifth episode of Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream on ITV this weekend, viewers have seen 14 West End hopefuls try to prove they've got what it takes to become the next Sophie and Sky in the West End production of Mamma Mia!.


Judged by Samantha Barks, Amber Riley, Alan Carr and Jessie Ware, the contestants have been taking part in masterclasses, challenges and workshops from singing and dancing to on-stage chemistry, all in the hopes of becoming a leading lady and man at London's Novello Theatre.

With the live finale several episodes away, there's still time to see the performers soak in the sun and pretend they're on the set of Mamma Mia!.

But where did they film to capture the authenticity of the show? Read on for everything you need to know about where Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream was filmed.

Where is Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream filmed?

The cast of Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream were flown out to the Greek island of Corfu earlier this year.

According to WhatsOnStage, filming took place at Villa Donna, which sat up "high in the green mountaintops at the north of the island".

Zoe Ball, who hosts the show, said filming Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream in Greece was "perfect".

Ahead of the show airing on ITV, Ball said: "For our Sophies and Skys, they're already in the beating heart of the place where this story is set.

"The girls can get themselves in the head space of Sophie, who's been brought up on an island in Greece. She's not been brought up in a usual manner. She's a real hippie kid. She's quite free-spirited. She's just been brought up by her mum.

"And there's Sky. When I think of Sky, I always think of all the boys I've fallen in love with on holiday who might have been some kind of ski instructor, water sports instructors, who are just hot and dynamic."

The Sophies on Mamma Mia! I Have A Dream
The Sophies on Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream. Thames/ITV

The host explained that the first few days of filming there was "torrential rain and some of the sets were blowing away", but eventually the sun came out.

"I think there was one show where I was wearing long flares and the water from the set was up to my knees by the end of the show. I had tide marks on my trousers," she explained.

When was Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream filmed?

Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream was filmed over the summer of 2023.

In September 2023, Mamma Mia! creator Judy Craymer posted a carousel of photos to her Instagram, suggesting they had been filming across that month.

Her earliest photo in Greece was posted in May 2023, which suggests that Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream could have commenced filming back then.

Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream continues on Sunday 19th October at 6:30pm on ITV1.

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