Video: Review - Abbamania at the Ipswich Regent

Swedish pop group Abba, from left, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Faltskog, Annifrid Lyngstad and Benny And

Swedish pop group Abba, from left, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Faltskog, Annifrid Lyngstad and Benny Anderson, pictured in 1977 - Credit: AP

You usually make your mind up about a show within the first five minutes.

You usually make your mind up about a show within the first five minutes.

With this is mind, opening with a perfectly choreographed version of Waterloo and following it up with Voulez Vous was a good move for the director of Abbamania.

It may sound cliche, but the audience were dancing in the aisles from the first song.

For the singers on stage it must be a relief to see such gratification so early on.


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The costumes were stunning, especially the signature blue outfit worn by Agnetha. And the knee high silver platform boots gave us all shoe envy.

All four members of the cast, plus the drummer, were clearly talented musicians, but it was the men who stood out, playing instrumental and singing right the way through the show.

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It is a safe bet to say I Have a Dream was the hit of the night, a true Abba classic, a sorrow-filled song that touches everyone in some way.

Completely changing the mood, they leapt from here to Take A Chance on Me and again the audience were on their feet.

Abbamania is a non-stop trip through the back catalogue of Abba hits, it may not have appealed to all but with a captive audience of Abba fans it could not fail.

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