Endorsed by Radio 1 breakfast DJ during the Eighties, Mike Read, as being “like Live Aid meets Top of the Pops” – 80’S Mania is sweeping into town.
From West End producer, director, performer and choreographer Vikki Holland-Bowyer, the hit-packed production features back-combed hair, shimmying shoulder pads, wet-look neon leggings, the lairiest of leotards, indiscriminate double denim and 24-7 sunglasses – and that’s just a description of the audience of Europe’s official Eighties Reunion concert show.
Live on stage, 80s Mania authentically revives the music of 25 chart-topping pop stars including: Duran Duran, Human League, Culture Club, Wham!, Madness, Madonna, Spandau Ballet, Cyndi Lauper, Adam Ant, Bananarama, Erasure, Nena, Soft Cell, Toni Basil, Dead or Alive, Kim Wilde and more.
The fast-moving production features 150 costume changes, custom-produced dual-screen video projection, more than 35 smash hits, the celebrated New Romantic Band and the energetic 80’s Mania Dancers.
Producer Vikki, who also stars in the show, says that 80s Mania features something for everyone.
“It’s broader in its range of music than your widest shoulder pads, standing stiletto-heels-like head and shoulders above the rest.
“We promise a show bigger than the biggest hair the Eighties had to offer. . . catch 80’s Mania – it’s sweeping the nation!”
Songs featured include number one hits Don’t You Want Me Baby, Call Me, Relax, Tainted Love, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Karma Chameleon, Holiday, Kids in America, Stand and Deliver, Venus, Respect, I Think We’re Alone Now, Baggy Trousers, Rio, Electric Dreams, Mad World, Hey Mickey and Turning Japanese.
“It’s totally unique,” says Vikki. “Audiences take the time to prepare and dress as their favourite pop stars, re-living the childhood memories that the 80’s helped make so unforgettable.
“Hen parties, stag nights, school reunions, office parties, couples and groups all come along to have a good night out, reminisce, sing, dance and clap along to their favourite Eighties tunes.”