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The Best of Wham! set to bring the sound of the 80s to the Ipswich Regent

PUBLISHED: 11:20 28 August 2018 | UPDATED: 11:31 28 August 2018

Best of Wham! Credit: Sweeney Entertainments

Best of Wham! Credit: Sweeney Entertainments

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The Ipswich Regent will be transformed into Club Tropicana this September as The Best of Wham! UK tour arrives in the county,

The Best of Wham! Picture: Sweeney EntertainmentsThe Best of Wham! Picture: Sweeney Entertainments

Featuring the very best of George, Andrew, Pepsi and Shirlie, the new tribute show celebrates the best of the band’s hits plus a couple of early George Michael bonus songs.

It is 37 years since George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley formed one of the most enduring pop groups of the 80s and in four short years WHAM! sold more than 28 million records.

This brand new concert show stars Ben Evans, performing as George Michael, who started his career at the age of eight performing in roles including Gavroche in Les Miserables, both the roles of Oliver and The Artful Dodger in Oliver!

His career has continued with appearances in a host of TV programmes including lead roles in Casualty, Teachers, Waking The Dead and further West End performances that include Mamma Mia! as well as the role of ‘Sam Wise Gamgee’ in The Lord Of The Rings.

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With sensational vocals, choreography, costumes and live band, The Best of WHAM! is an authentic musical journey that recaptures the full WHAM! experience.

This non-stop 80s party will get audiences singing and dancing to all the greatest hits including ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go Go’, ‘Freedom’ and ‘Im your Man’.

Julie Sweeney, from Sweeney Entertainments who produce the show, said: “We are thrilled to be presenting this amazing new show to venues

across the UK – this is a non-stop WHAM! party that is sure to leave audiences singing and dancing the whole way home!”

Tickets cost £24 and can be purchased on the Ipswich Regent website.

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