A Mandarin-language version of Mamma Mia! opens this month in China. The musical has already been performed in over 10 languages - from Russian to Korean. It's the first time a major Western musical has been translated into Mandarin for an extended national tour.
The translation of the script is almost word-for-word, with some additions of the occasional Chinese cultural reference or a joke in the local dialect (Shanghainese) to help the audience connect with the story.