Su­per troupers to wow La­nark Me­mo­rial Hall

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Ticket - Gil­lian Thom­son

ABBA trib­ute show Thank You for the Mu­sic will be head­ing to La­nark Me­mo­rial Hall on Fri­day, Novem­ber 27.

Cur­rently on tour, the show is cel­e­brat­ing its 22nd an­niver­sary, and is the long­est-run­ning trib­ute con­cert to the Swedish su­per­group.

One of the pro­duc­ers, Gary Mac, says that the show was one of the first of its kind.

He said: “Thank You for the Mu­sic was the mas­ter­mind of Michael Tay­lor. He was a theatre show pro­ducer and there was a lot of de­mand for ABBA.

“It’s a very easy show to please peo­ple with, the re­ac­tion from fans is in­cred­i­ble. It’s a very busy pro­duc­tion.”

There will be a few shows for ABBA lovers here in Scot­land, but Gary says that per­haps the most un­ex­pected fan base is ac­tu­ally in Brazil, with fans recog­nis­ing cast mem­bers on the street.

He said: “The guys are big in Brazil, they ap­pear on na­tional TV there.”

With a range hits to choose from, it seems like the show will def­i­nitely be a crowd-pleaser.

The all-star ABBA re­vue in­cludes the hits 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, Waterloo and many more.

“It’s the very best of ABBA,” Gary added.

“But we do a few songs that are prob­a­bly quite ob­scure.”

Thank You for the Mu­sic also fea­tures hits from another fa­mous band from the 70s, The Bee Gees.

Gary be­lieves that mu­sic from this decade is still prov­ing pop­u­lar, and his kids share his love for ABBA.

“I think the film (Mamma Mia) has re­vived in­ter­est,” he said.

“The au­di­ence ranges from five year-olds to 100-year-olds. This mu­sic tran­scends all sorts of eras.

“En­ter­tain­ing the na­tion for longer than ABBA in their prime, the smash­hit show’s all-star cast has de­lighted the world for longer than ABBA did in their hey­day.

“We would urge visi­tors to come and ex­pe­ri­ence the UK’s No1 con­cert show, Thank You for the Mu­sic!”

The per­for­mance at La­nark Me­mo­rial Hall, St Leonard Street, La­nark, starts at 7.30pm and tick­ets cost £18.50.

Tick­ets are avail­able form the box of­fice on 01555 667999.

For more de­tails of the show log onto: Face­book ThankY­ouForThe­Mu­sic­Show or al­ter­na­tively Twit­ter.com/

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La­nark Me­mo­rial Hall Thank You for the Mu­sic show

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