ABBA hit show comes to Theatre Royal, Windsor
PUBLISHED: 10:16 17 October 2014
Thank You for the Music, celebrating the 40th anniversary of ABBA's Eurovision triumph, hit stage show is at Windsor on Friday, 28 November.
An all-new, Spandex and sequins spectacular is promised. The cast will take music fans back to 1974, to the night when Bjorn, Benny, Agnetha and Frida arrived as pop music superstars by winning the Eurovision Song Contest with Waterloo. It was the night stalwart Eurovision presenter Katie Boyle famously presented the evening without any underwear – her salmon pink satin and feathers dress prompting a visible panty line panic just as she was about to go on stage.
This set the tone for a typically kitsch evening that saw the Eurovision orchestra’s conductor dressed as Napoleon for ABBA’s performance and Agnetha wearing her now iconic midnight blue tunic and gem-encrusted knitted cap. The win catapulted ABBA to worldwide fame – Waterloo was a number one hit in ten countries and even a top ten hit in the States.
In addition to releasing singles and albums that chalked up worldwide sales totalling 370 million, there followed a record-breaking movie, a smash-hit West End musical and now the UK’s number one concert show ...Thank You for the Music.
The ultimate tribute concert show revives all of ABBA’s chart topping hits, including Dancing Queen, Super Trouper, Mamma Mia, Thank You for the Music, Take A Chance on Me, The Winner Takes It All, Chiquitita, I Have A Dream, Gimme, Gimme, Gimme and, of course, Waterloo.
Now in their fabba-ulous 21st year, the superb, all-star cast have entertained the nation with Lycra-tight harmonies and superb musicianship for longer than Bjorn, Agnetha, Benny and Frida did during the 70s and 80s, according to show producer Michael Taylor.
TOP 10 ABBA HITS FROM THE SHOW:
• Dancing Queen
• Super Trouper
• Mamma Mia
• Thank You for the Music
• Take A Chance on Me
• The Winner Takes It All
• I Have A Dream
• Gimme, Gimme, Gimme