Thursday, January 21

New Musical by Abba’s Benny & Bjorn

Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus from Abba have already written the hugely successful musicals Chess and Mamma Mia!, and are now presenting the UK premiere of the concert version of their new musical Kristina.

It can be seen at the Royal Albert Hall for one night only at 19:30 on Wednesday 14th April.  For the concert version the English lyrics have been written by Björn Ulvaeus and Herbert Kretzmer (who wrote the English lyrics for Les Misérables),

Kristina will feature a cast of over 30 performers accompanied by a 50-piece Symphony Orchestra and choir. .  The cast will be led by Helen Sjöholm who originally performed the part at Carnegie Hall, along with Russell Watson, Louise Pitre and Kevin Odekirk.

Kristina is about a Swedish woman and her family's struggle and their emigration to America to find a better life. Originally produced in Sweden, this show has won awards and is the most popular musical theatre piece in Swedish history.

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