Super Trouper Jarvis Cocker signs up for Abba show

23rd Nov 17 | Entertainment News

The exhibition is described as an "immersive, theatrical" experience.

Jarvis Cocker is lending his voice to a new, immersive exhibition on pop sensations Abba.

ABBA: Super Troupers opens next month at London’s Southbank Centre, tackling the rise of the group in the context of “grim” 1970s Britain.

Ex-Pulp star Cocker, 54, will be providing the audio narrative for the show’s guided tours.

“My love began when my sister bought Arrival in 1976 and played it non-stop for the next six months,” he said.

ABBA: Super Troupers
Pop group Abba (PA)

Abba stars Agnetha Faltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad are said to have given their seal of approval to the show, described as an “immersive, theatrical” experience.

The show runs at the Southbank Centre, next to the station which shares the name of one of the band’s biggest hits – Waterloo.

Unseen archive material will include some of Abba’s original costumes, handwritten notes and sketches which the band created together, personal photographs, music and instruments.

ABBA: Super Troupers runs from December 14 this year to April 29.

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