On a quiet Friday night in Aylesbury, something quite extraordinary happened at the theatre. The world’s favourite bands – ABBA & Bee Gees – came together to perform a sequin-spangled spectacular concert.
The Bee Gees seemed a little slow in getting going until they sang the very popular songs including Stayin’ Alive and Night Fever. Hopefully it was only me feeling this, probably as I was waiting in great anticipation to hearing ABBA. I did enjoy a did few of their comical moments, although at one point I cringed thinking they were going to perform ‘The Full Monty’!
Introducing Agnetha and Frida to the stage in the second half gave life to the ABBA show. We were enthralled with non stop hits that we all know and love, including Dancing Queen, Super Trouper, Mamma Mia, Gimme, Gimme, Gimme, The Winner Takes It All and of course Thank You for the Music, that got everyone out of their seats dancing and singing into the night.
The vocals unfortunately weren’t spectacular although I couldn’t help taking a great liking to Frida. The dance moves were kept simple, which was probably a good decision considering the size of the platforms!
Although the theatre was only half full, the spirit brought by the audience made it seem like a full house. The eruption of the audience after the encore finished the evening perfectly leaving us all singing the tunes in our minds all the way home.