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Super Trouper

Palace Theatre, 23 September 2011

It is not exactly cante jondo, but it does a knock-out job.

In this show, the tribute band perform myriad Abba songs, including the eponymous one.  They are a slick outfit and, if you’re a heterosexual man, you’ll find yourself torn between whether you prefer the blonde or the brunette.  While if you’re a gay man, then you’ll be on your feet to ‘Dancing Queen’ and ‘Gimme Gimme Gimme’, showing titanium-strength solidarity with the biddies during the latter song.

On an oblique note, ‘Money Money Money’ would fit well in a film noir: it is full of callous beauty and dreamlike covetousness and a sense of false entitlement.  There is devilishness to it.

No apology is needed and nor is one warranted for this entertaining show.  Nor should Super Trouper pretend to be anything other than what it is.  This is a feel-good show and offers uncomplicated fun, especially fitting for a Friday evening after a long, hard-working week.

Super Trouper is currently touring the UK, tour dates are here.

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