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80s Mania

The Hippodrome stepped back in time and a full house went wild

The 80’s was the age of big hair, big shoulders and even bigger stars, pop was its most diverse with the charts being shared by new age romantics, post punk modernists, sex bombs, heart throbs and a wild and crazy everything in-between. Before things got too serious in the world, pop music was something everyone could enjoy and share and, by the raucous noise of a full house it is clear that our love for the 80’s is still as strong as ever.

Opening to the sirens of Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s Two Tribes, this was 2 hours of total hedonistic abandonment – every line was sung, every act was cheered and every memory was relived.

With 28 chart topping hits performed by brilliant tributes and backed by the Legs and Co dance troupe, this was the best mix tape made real.

Bringing their unique jukebox to the stage, the 80’s Mania team ensured our favourite artists were represented in all their 80’s glory; Adam Ant, Madonna, Kim Wilde, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Soft Cell, Erasure, Madness, Boy George, Bananarama and many more.

Sure, they are not trying to imitate, more to emulate but the attention to detail, the costumes, the dancing, the music are all as good as a vivid dream, backed by huge screens that show clips from corresponding music videos.

f you’re a fan of pop music and hark back to the halcyon days when Covid, Brexit, energy prices and invasions were something only your parents would be concerned about then this is most certainly the show for you. You'll leave with sore feet, a sore throat, maybe a sore head but with massive smiles and songs in your head for days. 80’s Radio 1 DJ Mike Read raved “it’s like Live Aid meets Top of The Pops” and he is spot on.

No better way to spend a Saturday evening, the tour is across the UK and tickets are on sale now– booking and further details

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