21 - 25 August 2012
Just when you thought it was safe to breathe, they’re back, all set to take the East London stage by storm once more! MacBob Productions presents the triumphant return of Abbamaniacs, written and directed by Aaron McIlroy.
This uproarious musical comedy features rock hits by the legendary Swedish super group, and stars the irrepressible “Wake up my boy!” Mr McIlroy as the psychotic, wannabe DJ, Nigel Bjorn van Rensburg, an obsessive Abba fanatic who hijacks Algoa FM’s airwaves to flood listeners’ homes with an ongoing string of his idols hit songs.
Lisa Bobbert, Clare McIlroy (Aaron McIlroy’s sister), Pinkie Mtshali, Cobus van Heerden and Sean de Klerk are the super-hot talent line-up who join Aaron onstage, playing a string of zany characters who wander into his studio, to be swept away in the momentum of Nigel’s hectic energy and the show’s hilarious plot.
The show redefines nostalgia. Nothing is sacred in this irreverent two-hour entertainment that combines fun and farce with all-time Abba favourites such as ‘Fernando’, ‘Waterloo’, ‘Honey Honey’, ‘Money Money Money’, ‘Take a Chance’ and many more iconic items, all performed with immense gusto.
Last seen in East London fifteen years ago, Abbamaniacs has a track record as one of MacBob’s greatest runaway successes. It has played to clamorous houses all over South Africa.
The production boasts costumes by Terrence Bray, lighting by Michael Broderick and sound by Tim Pullen. It runs from 21 to 25 August at the Guild Theatre, performances are at 7.30pm with two shows on Saturday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.
For info and bookings call the Guild Theatre on 043 743 0703