How to watch Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream anywhere



David has been watching TV outside of his home country for over 12 years. In addition to his streaming expertise, he has a wealth of experience in watching sports and documentaries, having spent many years following these genres. He is an avid fan of The Detectorists and Blue Planet, and also has a keen interest in English football.

Abba inspires obsessive devotion in its fans, and musical theatre does the same. I should know because I am a passionate devotee of both.

This is doubtless why the West End musical Mamma Mia has proved to be such a huge smash hit with London audiences and theatre fans around the world. It has even spawned a hugely successful movie franchise.

Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream moves in a different direction but one which is guaranteed to be a huge hit with fans. This is a reality show which is searching for two new stars to take on the male and female lead roles in the West End production of Mamma Mia.

I know. This sounds like heaven for Abba fans. It’s not the first time that reality shows have offered leading theatre roles as a prize for the ultimate winners. But, surely, the chance to appear in the Abba musical is the best prize to date.

Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream is perfect winter TV viewing. But, even if you are based somewhere hot like me, you will want to tune in.

Unfortunately, if you are outside the UK, you won’t be able to, as British streaming services are geo-blocked to users outside the country.

But it’s not all bad news. As a tech expert, I have been researching methods to unblock these services, and I have happened upon the perfect solution that will let you watch Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream from literally anywhere in the world.

What you will need is a Virtual Private Network or VPN for short.

ExpressVPN is the one to go for and you can sign up and download their app from the ExpressVPN website.

You will need to connect ExpressVPN to a UK based location and then you will be able to use ITV X to watch Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream from anywhere in the world.

If you need a bit more in-depth detail keep reading the full article below.

What is Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream all about?

The premise of Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream

Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream follows a very similar format to previous theatre-focused reality shows like How Do You Solve a Problem like Maria?, Any Dream Will Do, I’d Do Anything and Over the Rainbow.

The series sees fourteen contestants, seven men and seven women, competing for two main parts. They participate in masterclasses, challenges, and workshops focused on singing and dancing, as well as other aspects of on-stage performing, such as teamwork and cast chemistry.

The series concludes with a live West End finale in which viewers can vote for the two winners.

The main cast and their roles in the show

Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream is presented by Zoe Ball, the popular host of the BBC Radio Two breakfast show and a fixture on TV screens for more than twenty years.

Samantha Barks

There will also be a panel of judges that include Samantha Barks, who rose to fame after appearing in I’d Do Anything; Alan Carr, the ubiquitous TV presenter and camp comedian; Amber Riley, an American actor and singer best known for her role in Glee, and Jessie Ware, an award-winning pop singer.

Alan Carr

But the big stars will be the contestants, and they have just been announced.

Competing for the role of Sophie will be:

  • Desmonda Cathabel
  • Esme Bowdler
  • Leah Rutherford
  • Maddy Erzan-Essien
  • Maisie Waller
  • Stephanie Costi
  • Stevie Doc

And the male competitors looking to secure the role of Sky will be:

  • Callum Ravden
  • Craig Watson
  • Darcy James
  • Marcellus Whyte
  • Owen Johnston
  • Tobias Turley
  • Zackhiel Smith

Critical reception of Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream

It is fair to say that reviews of Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream have been mixed.

Writing in the Telegraph, Anita Singh described Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream as “A talent show with actual talent” and described it as an “all-singing, all-dancing delight, perfect to distract from Britain’s gloomy skies.”

The Independent reviewer Katie Rosseinsky agreed, saying Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream “wonderfully captured [Mamma Mia’s] unhinged party atmosphere.”

What channel is Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream on?

Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream is set to be a prime-time show on ITV 1 this coming autumn in the UK.

It will also be streamed live and on-demand on the ITVX streaming service.

Now, ITVX is frustrating because it only lets viewers in the UK tune in and blocks those from other countries. This is really frustrating for Brits like me who are living or travelling overseas.

But there is a way to get around this and unblock the ITVX streaming service to watch Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream from anywhere in the world. And I am about to tell you how to do it.

How do I watch Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream where I am?

The inside knowledge is about to go public because it’s actually quite simple to watch Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream outside the UK. All you need is a VPN app.

Now, you may know VPNs as online privacy and security tools and, sure, they can do that. But they do much more besides because when you connect to a VPN server, it will make it look like you are connecting to the internet from anywhere in the world.

And because VPN servers can be located all over the world, if you hook up to a VPN server in the UK and then log into ITV X, it will think that you are in the UK and so let you watch Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream and any other shows that might take your fancy.

I know it sounds simple. Too simple, perhaps. But the best things often are, and trust me, I have been using this method for many years now, and it has never once let me down.

Where to get a VPN

The key thing is to choose the best VPN for the job. Many can’t do it at all, so this is an important decision.

The VPN to go for is ExpressVPN. Its connection speeds are second to none, which means no buffering or frustrating interruptions at the crucial moment.

It has tons of UK-based servers, too, and this means you will always have plenty of choice of how to get that all-important UK location stamp on your internet data.

There are apps that work on literally every single streaming device you could possibly want to watch Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream with, so you can enjoy the show from literally anywhere and on literally anything.

There is even a 30-day money-back guarantee, giving you a month to try out the service for yourself.

You could shop around. NordVPN and CyberGhost VPN do a decent job as well. But neither is at the same level as ExpressVPN.

I have been doing this for a long time, and trust me when I say that the best VPN to use to enjoy Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream is ExpressVPN.

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How to stream Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream in any country

Once you have chosen your VPN, you then need to work out how to use it to unblock and watch Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream on ITV X.

Daunting as this may sound, it is actually very straightforward.

To help, I have put together a simple step-by-step guide for you to follow:

Step 1

Go to the ExpressVPN website and sign up for their one-year deal, which offers exceptional value for money, not least because it comes with a 49% discount and an extra three months free.

Step 2

Download the ExpressVPN app onto all your streaming devices. Do this from either your device’s app store or their official website.

Step 3

Open the ExpressVPN app and log in using your new username and password.

Step 4

Open the app, then connect ExpressVPN to a British server. You can do this by clicking the Selected Location option, choosing a server located in the United Kingdom, and then clicking the Connect button.

ExpressVPN connecting to the UK

Watch the show anywhere using ExpressVPN.

Step 5

It will take a few seconds while ExpressVPN sets up your connection.

Then, all you need to do is open the ITV X website or app and log in just like you would back home. You are all set to enjoy Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream.

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In summary, to watch Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream outside the UK, you need a VPN that will give you unsurpassed speeds to ensure uninterrupted viewings, tons of UK-based servers, apps for the devices you use to watch, and most importantly, a VPN that works with the ITV X streaming service.

As I have explained, having tested them all, I can confirm that the best VPN for the job is ExpressVPN.

So, sign up today and then follow my simple guide to get everything set up.

The joys of Abba, musical theatre, and reality TV await. And I, for one, can’t wait to get stuck in!


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