Amandeep journeys to London's famous West End to go backstage at one of the world's most popular musicals: Mamma Mia!. She meets cast and crew, and finds out about the history of this long-running show.


Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


Really good music, amazing stage, marvellous dancers, moving scenes, the nasty Maggie T., the hugely beauitiful working class... I can't forget the theatre Victoria last summer in London where I watched... BILLY ELIOT, definitely my favourite one! Back in Italy, I bought the OST of the show, the screenplay of the movie... totally psyched about that!

I'm not quite understand this expression " I'm getting a sneak peek back stage ". Does it lack a preposition?

Is it possible to download this video? I'd like to use it in class with my students but we haven't got an internet connection there...
Thank you. Very good stuff.

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In this movie, Amandeep says, "Ah this one is so me". I've searched 'so' in Cambridge Dictionaries and I'm not still clear. Could you please explain me about this?

Hello Aung Thet Naing,
This is an idiom and it means something like 'this one suits me so well' or 'this is so typical of me'.  In the video, Amandeep says it when she is looking at some clothes in the dressing room and she means that she has found one which is just her style.
I hope that clarifies it for you.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi ,

at the end of the Stephen's speech in the studio which explain about musical theater
he says " what does it take to put on musical show"
what is that supposed to mean?

in advance thank you very much

Hi saeedahwaz,

I can't find that sentence in the episode - could you say where exactly it occurs?

The sentence could be paraphrased as 'What do we (actors, the director, the producer etc) have to do in order for the show to take place?'

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

Hi mate,

thanks for getting back to me,

firstly I wanna inform you that I dont watch the episode via internet,I've got recorded file on my computer,therefore I can not specify the exact time in the internet version,

anyway thanks so much


I really cannot get the "sneak peak" expression, would you clarify this?