ABBA Mania returns to the West End for the first time in 19 years

ABBA Mania is to return to the West End for the first time in 19 years.

The world’s number one touring ABBA tribute concert is set to welcome us out of lockdown in May.

ABBA Mania will run at the Shaftesbury Theatre between Friday, 21 May and Sunday, 6 June 2021.

The cast will feature Rhiannon Porter (Finalist, Eurovision: You Decide 2018; Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Production), JoJo Desmond (Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake; Doctor Who Live, UK Arena Tour), Edward Handoll (BIG The Musical; Saturday Night Fever), and Loucas Hajiantoni (One Night of Tina) stepping into the platform heels of one of the most famous pop supergroups of all time.

A teaser for the show shares: “ABBA Mania brings to life ABBA’s last ever concert in an exhilarating two-hour production celebrating the timeless joy of their songs. Featuring the Swedish supergroup’s irresistible music, fantastic costumes and electrifying staging, this concert is perfect for life-long ABBA fans and newcomers alike.

“Dig out your platforms and enjoy all your favourite hits including Mamma Mia, Voulez Vous, Dancing Queen, Winner Takes It All, Waterloo, Fernando, Does Your Mother Know, Super Trouper and many more.”

Tickets are on sale now priced from £14.50 at

ABBA Mania have delighted more than three million audience members since their formation in 1999, performing over 3,000 live shows in 30 countries across the world – from Germany to Tahititi, Sweden to Venezuela, USA to Australia. For the first time since 2002, West End audiences will have the opportunity to relive the iconic era when ABBA ruled the airwaves.

Producer Todd Littlewood said today: “There’s nothing more perfect for reopening of the West End than the belt-out, feel-good music of ABBA.

“It’s been a tough year and as audiences begin to take their seats in auditoriums once again, we can’t wait to return to where it all began for ABBA MANIA and make sure that joy is ABBA-solutely centre stage.”

Following its West End season ABBA Mania will tour as part of Sounds In The Grounds and The Legends Festival, followed by a full UK tour this autumn. There will also be a 55-date US tour, a debut Russian tour and a 25-date arena tour in France throughout 2021 and 2022.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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