The Lexicon of Love

Tuesday 21 June 2022, 19:30 PM



Tuesday, 21 June 2022




£40.40, £56.70, £74.15

Approx. running times:

Doors: 6:45pm
Part One: 7:45pm
Interval: 8:40pm
Part 2: 9pm

Curfew: 10pm
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ABC: The Lexicon of Love

Oval Hall

To celebrate 40 years since the release of their lauded and timeless debut album “The Lexicon of Love,” ABC have announced they will perform the iconic album in its entirety across 10 dates in June 2022, including a pit stop back to where it all began.  Sheffield’s finest ABC will return to their hometown, the steel city, for a very special anniversary show which will mark exactly 40 years to the day since the album was released on the 21st June 1982.

Martin Fry’s masterpiece ‘The Lexicon Of Love’ went straight to number one upon release. Fusing dance floor finesse with a post-punk attitude, the album spawned timeless tracks such ‘Poison Arrow’, ‘The Look Of Love’ ‘Tears Are Not Enough’, and ‘All Of My Heart’. The album saw ABC enchant the world with their own unique brand of pop and remains one of the best albums of all time.

ABC fronted by Martin Fry were formed in Sheffield in the 1980’s when they decided they wanted to fuse the world of disco funk with their own unique post punk vision.  ABC’s debut album ‘The Lexicon Of Love’ (‘82) went to No 1 and sold over a million records.  To date ABC have released 9 studio albums: ‘The Lexicon Of Love’ (’82), ‘Beauty Stab’ (’83), ‘How To Be A Zillionaire’ (’85), ‘Alphabet City’ (’87), ‘Up’ (’89), ‘Abracadabra’ (’91), ‘Skyscraping’ (’97) and ‘Traffic’ (’08). A mere 36 years since the release of their landmark debut album ABC returned with their resounding triumph “The Lexicon Of Love II’ which immediately entered into the top 5.

Worldwide hits and six studio albums later; ABC demonstrate that even now 40 years on from ‘The Lexicon Of Love’, Martin Fry’s song-writing and musicianship is still as contemporary as it was in the beginning.

ABC will be joined by the Southbank Sinfonia and longtime collaborator Anne Dudley who will conduct the evening.

ABC 40th Anniversary VIP - £112.40
Top price seated ticket in front 6 rows
Commemorative 40th Anniversary A4 print, pre-signed by ABC
Show specific souvenir ticket
Souvenir VIP ABC tour Fabric wristband
ABC VIP Lanyard


SCT Live Hospitality Experience

Get the star treatment as ABC returns to Sheffield!

Join us for an evening of fantastic entertainment and dining in our stunning art-deco Ballroom, our Hospitality Experience is £150 per person and includes;

Private entrance to the Ballroom  

Hospitality Experiences lanyard

Drink on arrival

Delicious 3 course menu followed by tea and coffee freshly prepared by our Executive Head Chef

Drink to enjoy during the interval

Show ticket 

Private bar facilities pre-show, during the interval and post show  

Private toilet facilities

Private cloakroom facilities

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