Friday night and the lights are low … The Towngate Theatre is the place to go …
The world’s longest-running ABBA concert show is coming to town to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Swedish super group’s biggest selling hit – Dancing Queen. The song was a million-selling, number-one hit in 13 countries and it forms the climax to the international hit stage show Thank You for the Music. The production – which also features the UK’s most successful Bee Gees revue – is now in its 23rd year.
Show producer Michael Taylor boasts that the spectacle has been delighting live music fans for longer than Bjorn, Benny, Agnetha and Frida did during the 70s and 80s. “Combining Lycra-tight harmonies with superb musicianship,” he says, “Thank You for the Music has outlasted ABBA in their prime. Dancing Queen represents the pinnacle of the group’s career, and we have produced a brand-new show rocking the sound of ‘the right music’ for 2017”. The set list, drawn from ABBA’s nine number one hit singles, nine chart-topping albums and 19 top 20 singles in the UK, includes solid-gold hits like Super Trouper; Waterloo; Mamma Mia; Thank You for the Music; Gimme, Gimme, Gimme; Knowing Me Knowing You; Mamma Mia and, of course, Dancing Queen.
Thank You for the Music also features show stealers The Magic of the Bee Gees. The trio, backed by a live band, perform original Bee Gees’ hits like Staying Alive, Massachusetts, Night Fever and How Deep is Your Love as well as million-sellers penned for other artists by the Bee Gees including Islands in the Stream, If I Can’t Have You and Chain Reaction.
This international smash-hit tribute show brings all of ABBA’s number one hits to the stage in a production like no other. The hugely popular show, combines the unmistakable harmonies, colourful costumes, and dazzling performances by an all-star cast that’ll have you thanking ABBA for the music again and again! Record-breaking movies, smash-hit West End musicals, chart-topping albums and singles – ABBA’s incredible legacy now lives on in concert with this all-new spectacular show and best of all, we have a pair of tickets to give away! For your chance to win them, simply like and share us on Facebook or Twitter by 6.10.17. Good luck!
VENUE: Towngate Theatre Basildon
DATE: Friday 13th October 2017 – 7:30 pm
ADDRESS: St Martins Square, Basildon, Essex SS1 41D
Box Office: 01268 465 465
For more information visit: www.towngatetheatre.co.uk
ABBA HITS: Waterloo, Dancing Queen, Super Trouper, Mamma Mia, Knowing Me, Knowing You, Gimme,Gimme, Gimme, The Winner Takes It All, Thank You for the Music, Fernando, Money, Money, Money, The Name of the Game, Take A Chance on Me, Chiquitita, SOS, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, Voulez Vous, I Have A Dream, Lay All Your Love On Me, Honey Honey, Ring Ring.
“Polished to perfection… live band and vocals were absolutely spot on” Daily Echo
“Well-rehearsed, tight in their delivery and well choreographed. A good night, enjoyed by all” The
“Polished choreography and sequin-spangled costumes” Brighton Argus
“Tightly choreographed and a standing ovation… feels like the real thing” Daily Echo