Stage show 80s Mania stands head and shoulder pads above the rest

By Jessica Durston - 4 January 2022

Arts and Culture

Blast-from-the-past show 80s Mania will visit Swindon this month.

Endorsed by Radio 1 breakfast DJ during the Eighties, Mike Read, as being “like Live Aid meets Top of the Pops” – 80’s Mania will visit Swindon this January.

The Wyvern Theatre will be hosting the show on Friday, 21 January at 7.30pm. 

The show will include hits from 80s icons including Kim Wilde, Duran Duran, Adam Ant, Boy George, Wham, Erasure, Soft Cell, the Human League, Dead or Alive, Nena, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Gary Numan, and Tony Hadley.

A spokesperson for the event said: "From West End producer, director, performer and choreographer Vikki Holland-Bowyer, and partner Greg Stevenson, 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 long-standing premier 1980’s multi-tribute concert show."

28 chart-topping artists from the 80's aim to be authentically recreated to look and sound as they did back in the day with a full live band, dancers, lasers and light design combined with video projection complete the production together with over 150 costumes.

The show's promotional video can be found below:

Producers Vikki and Greg said: “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!”

Vicki added: “It’s totally unique. Audiences take the time to prepare and dress as their favourite pop stars, reliving 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.”

Tickets are priced at £25.50 and can be purchased from swindontheatres.co.uk or by calling the Box office on 0343 3100040.

Social Media information:

Facebook - @80smaniashow

Twitter - @80smaniashow

Instagram - @80smaniashow 

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