SOS! Abba Reunion Tribute Show at St George’s
PUBLISHED: 22:53 14 August 2014 | UPDATED: 22:53 14 August 2014
The Abba Reunion Tribute Show is coming to St George’s Theatre on Friday August 29 for one night only starring the original ‘Frida’ from London’s West End.
Having taken Europe by storm in 1974 when they won the Eurovision Song Contest with Waterloo, Abba went on to top pop charts worldwide for well over a decade.
Their much-loved songs have featured in some of the most popular films of the past 30 years including Muriel’s Wedding and The Adventures of Pricilla, Queen of the Desert.
In 1999, their songs were adapted into the phenomenally successful musical Mamma Mia which introduced a whole new generation to hit songs including Knowing Me, Knowing You, Take A Chance On Me, Thank You for the Music, Money, Money, Money, The Winner Takes It All, Voulez Vous and SOS.
Now in it’s tenth year, the show has become internationally recognised as one of the top world-class authentic ABBA experiences.
The unique Abba sound is replicated using a six-piece band featuring electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards, piano, drums and bass guitar.
The lyrics and music penned by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus are recreated by all six performers on stage both visually and audibly with a huge focus on the 1977 and 1979 concert footage with an injection of the most famous music video looks, complete with the fabulous, flamboyant costumes and dance moves of Agnetha and Frida.
Even Benny’s original CP80 white Yamaha piano that spins around has been handcrafted to look like the original.
With it being the special 40th anniversary of winning the Eurovision, a magical recreation finale awaits that will take you back to where it all began....complete with a bespoke copy of the famous silver star guitar that was played by Bjorn.
A spokesman said: “The show gives Abba fans the opportunity to once again get together and re-live the addictive Abba phenomenon that swept the airwaves and discos during the 70s and 80s in this truly feel good, party style concert. From Dancing Queen to Waterloo all of the hits are performed with an incredible attention to detail resulting in the perfect Abba look and sound.”
The show starts at 8pm. For tickets contact the box office on 01493 331484 or visit the website at www.stgeorgestheatre.com.