PEI

Mamma Mia show delayed due to cast illness

The performance of Mamma Mia at Charlottetown's Confederation Centre was cancelled unexpectedly Wednesday evening, and will be delayed Thursday.

Scott Parsons to perform during delay

Steve Bellamy said Mamma Mia will go on Thursday, but at a slightly later time. (Angela Walker/CBC)

The performance of Mamma Mia at Charlottetown's Confederation Centre was cancelled unexpectedly Wednesday evening, and will be delayed Thursday.

The show had to be cancelled due to unforeseen health-related circumstances, says Steve Bellamy, CEO of the Confederation Centre of the Arts, and it will also cause a 30-minute delay in the start of the show Thursday.

"We feel really bad about the ticket holders. We never, of course, want to do something like this but it wasn't possible to avoid it," said Bellamy.

The show will start at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, instead of the regular 8 p.m. curtain. Island singer/songwriter Scott Parsons will perform during the delay.

Ticket holders for Wednesday's show will be offered an exchange for tickets to any 2019 Charlottetown Festival show, said Bellamy.

Sudden cancellations are rare, he said, but sometimes can't be helped.

"We're getting the message out to ticket holders that if they would contact the box office we are happy to exchange those tickets," he said.

Tickets can be exchanged at the Confederation Centre box office either in person or over the phone.

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With files from Island Morning

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