Music lovers can celebrate the days of flares, platform boots and glitter when a new show hits Blackpool.
The Solid Gold 70s Show revives the golden hits of the era.
It features a multi-talented cast performing glam rock greats, disco hits, power ballads and party anthems from Sweet, T Rex, Queen, Elton John, 10CC, David Essex, Suzi Quatro, David Cassidy, ELO, The Carpenters, Osmonds, Bay City Rollers, ABBA and more.
Backed by a band whose members have performed with Mike Oldfield, Asia and Ultravox, the production boasts a superb musical pedigree, says show producer Michael Taylor.
“Take a step back to a time,” said Michael. “Back to when 7.30pm on a Thursday night could mean only one thing – TV’s tuned into BBC1 and families gathered together to watch Top of the Pops.
“Each week the bands and singers appearing on this most iconic show of the Seventies played out a not-to-be missed battle to be the week’s most outrageously dressed guest, presenting the most outlandishly choreographed performance , presenting themselves as the most swoon-inducing heartthrob.”
Michael, whose other hit touring shows include the Magic of Motown and Thank You for the Music, says that Solid Gold 70s is the most fun production on his company’s 20-show roster.
“If you have fond memories of Pans People and Eurovision, Luke Skywalker and Saturday Night Fever, Danny and Sandy and Dastardly and Muttley, this is the show for you,” he said. “With the cast bursting into the spotlight like an explosion-in-a-paintshop, we guarantee theatregoers the most colourful, top of the pops time of their lives.”
Audiences are invited to dress the part by wearing platforms, flares, cat suits, tank tops and boob tubes.
“Air guitars are welcome and there is plenty of room for Choppers and Space Hoppers in the car park,” added Michael.
The show is at Blackpool’s Grand on Thursday August 4 at 7.30pm.
Tickets are available on 01253 290 190 or at blackpoolgrand.co.uk