Harefield Gazette

Saying thank you for the music...


CREATED by the director, producer, and choreograp­her of the award-winning Abbamania musical and starring the original ‘Frida’ from the London West End cast, The Abba Reunion Tribute Show is coming to Beck Theatre this May.

Following a four-month run at The Strand Theatre and successful internatio­nal tours selling out theatres, stadiums and concert halls, Vikki Holland-Bowyer has turned her attention to creating The Abba Reunion Tribute Show touring production.

Vikki says she was spurred on by the four members of Abba saying for years that they will never re-form. “With this in mind,” she says, “the producers – The Reunion Group – decided they would give the fans the next best thing... and not just another Abba tribute show.

“The Abba Reunion Tribute Show gives ABBA fans the opportunit­y to get together and re-live the addictive ABBA phenomenon that swept the airwaves and discos during the Seventies and Eighties in a truly feel-good, party-style concert.”

From Mamma Mia to Dancing Queen, The Abba Reunion Tribute Show commits to perform, from an audio and visual perspectiv­e, all the hits with unrivalled authentici­ty, complete with a live band.

“There is a huge focus on the 1977 and 1979 live world tour footage plus the iconic pop videos that feature the famous flamboyant costumes and dance moves,” says Vikki.

“Visually, the performers are transforme­d into Agnetha, Benny, Bjorn and Anni-Frid (Frida).”

Each character has been studied by means of video clips of both live and studio performanc­es to mimic the movements and mannerisms, enabling a true-to-life presentati­on.

“Meticulous scrutiny and strict vocal tutoring have been applied to recreate the voices of ABBA,” according to Vikki.

“The company’s sole aim is to leave each audience asking just one question – ‘did we just witness the real Abba reunion’.”

The Abba Reunion Tribute Show will be at the Beck Theatre, Hayes on Sunday May 1, 7.30pm. Tickets, £27.50, from becktheatr­e.org.uk or call 03433 100 044.

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