Calling all retro music fans. If you like 70s music, you’ll love this: so goes the publicity for the latest live concert show to go on tour nationwide The Solid Gold 70s Show.
Reviving the golden age of pop, the brand-new stage show, which will be playing Preston’s Charter Theatre on Saturday May 14 at 7.30pm, features a multi-talented cast performing glamrock 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,” says 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, like me,” he says, “you have fond memories of Pans People and Eurovision, Luke Skywalker and Saturday Night Fever, Danny and Sandy. . . Dastardly and Muttley, this is the show for you.
“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 – 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.
To buy tickets contact Preston Guild Hall Box Office on: 01772 80 44 44; or prestonguildhall.com
How to win tickets
Solid Gold 70s is coming to town and we have teamed up with the promoters of the production to offer THREE lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to see the hit-packed spectacular.
Simply answer the questions to the groovy Solid Gold 70s pop quiz in today’s paper (March 25, 2016) and post the coupon to us to be in with a chance of seeing the concert show of the year for free.