ABBAMANIACS_web29 May - 24 June 2012
Musical Comedy

Just when you thought it was safe to breathe, and set to take the Durban stage by storm once more, MacBob Productions presents the triumphant return of its runaway hit, Abbamaniacs.  Written and directed by Aaron McIlroy, this uproarious musical comedy features rock hits by the legendary Swedish super group, and stars the irrepressible "Wake up my boy!" Mr McIlroy as the psychotic, wannabe DJ, Nigel Bjorn van Rensburg, an obsessive Abba fanatic who hijacks East Coast Radio's airwaves to flood listeners' homes with an ongoing string of his idols' hit songs.

Lisa Bobbert, Marion Loudon, Pinkie Mtshali, Cobus van Heerden and Sean de Klerk are the super-hot talent line-up who join Aaron onstage, playing a string of zany characters who wander into his studio, to be swept away in the momentum of Nigel’s hectic energy and the show’s hilarious plot.  The show redefines nostalgia. Nothing is sacred in this irreverent two-hour entertainment that combines fun and farce with all-time Abba favourites such as ‘Fernando’, ‘Waterloo’, ‘Honey Honey’, ‘Money Money Money’, ‘Take a Chance’ and many more iconic items, all performed with immense gusto.

Last seen in Durban six years ago, Abbamaniacs has a track record as one of MacBob's greatest runaway successes. It has played to clamorous houses all over South Africa.  The production boasts costumes by Terrence Bray, lighting by Michael Broderick and music tracks by Tim Pullen.  Performances are at 19h30 (Tuesdays to Saturdays) and 15h00 (Sundays). Tickets cost R129. Early booking at Computicket is advised on 0861 915 8000 or online at