Take a chance on abbasolutely fab tribute band

The stars of Waterloo - The Best of Abba Tribute Show
The stars of Waterloo - The Best of Abba Tribute Show
Woody Pines

GOING OUT: Six great things to do in the next 48 hours, May 22 and 23

Have your say

Mamma mia, here we go again. Dust off the platform shoes and silk shirts because Abba are back with a new line-up.

On Friday, January 30, the Kings Theatre will be ringing with the hits of the group when they host Waterloo – The Best of Abba Tribute Show.

Produced and directed by James Baker, the show stars Michelle Sara as Agnetha, Lissie Link as Anni-Frid, Rob Arnall as Benny and Rob Miles as Björn.

Rob Miles was a session musician and function band member before one fateful performance 15 years ago put him on his current path.

He says: ‘I fell into it really – I got asked to perform at a corporate event for Barclays which was on top of a skyscraper, and when I arrived I was given a kimono and platform shoes and told it was an ABBA tribute.’

For this brand new show, costumes, choreography and a full live cast and band combine to celebrate the rise of the second-most successful band of all time.

The four performers were selected by production company Sweeney Entertainments as the closest lookalike and soundalikes, forming a tribute supergroup. ‘There are a handful of people in what we call the Abba world that are considered the best at what we do.

‘That is not an ego thing – we don’t just put on a wig and hope for the best,’ he jokes.

Waterloo – The Best of Abba Tribute Show is at the Kings Theatre in Southsea on Friday, January 30 at 7.30pm. Tickets: £19.50, call (023) 9282 8282.