Glamour and glitz

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IT’S time to look out all your glitter and tinsel.

And, no, I’m not talking about Christmas — ABBA The Show is coming to town for the gratification of Dancing Queens (and kings) everywhere.

This stunningly popular musical follows the band from its Eurovision beginnings all the way to the phenomenal chart success it enjoyed through the years.

There’s an enduring love for ABBA and the band has increased its fan base year on year.

Tribute acts such as Bjorn Again have enjoyed great success touring the world.

However, ABBA The Show is the only tribute to the popsters avidly approved by the four.

And the globetrotting show has been seen by hundreds of thousands — including 70,000 during one performance in Brazil’s San Paolo.

In fact, the show has performed more than three times more than the original band ever played.

It has toured for the past ten years in 35 different countries and has proved a knock-out wherever it’s been.

This new production — with even more epic lighting and sound — had its world premier at London’s Royal Albert Hall and completely sold out.

The show kicks off at the tail end of the 60s when Bjorn, Benny, Agnetha and Frida meet to play together for the very first time.

Throughout the course of the production, the audience is led on a magical journey through the rise and rise of ABBA.

Each performance features classic songs such as Waterloo, SOS, Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen, Money, Money, Money, Knowing Me, Knowing You and many more.

It has won the IQ magazine Limelight award for Best Musical Show in 2010.

ABBA still sell around two million records a year and the show packs in all the band’s greatest hits into the two-hour musical extravaganza.

This could prove to be a great party night out.

ABBA The Show is performing at the Royal Concert Hall on Monday, November 28th and tickets are £27.50.