S Club 7’s Rachel Stevens and former Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton were in Birmingham yesterday, ahead of their appearance in the jukebox theatre show Rip it Up the 70s at Symphony Hall Birmingham on Saturday, 19 October. 

Following the huge success of 2017’s Rip it Up the 50s and 2018’s Rip it Up the 60s when the shows visited Symphony Hall Birmingham, Lee Ryan, Louis Smith, Rachel Stevens and Melody Thornton will sing and dance to all-time classics from the era that brought the sounds of disco, glam rock, punk, funk, new wave and reggae into the mainstream, alongside bold fashion statements such as hot pants, flares, crop tops, jumpsuits, platform shoes, maxi-dresses and tartan suits! 

The stars will perform songs by ABBA, Blondie, Bowie, Hot Chocolate and many more. 

Rachel Stevens, who last performed in Birmingham with S Club 7 during their Bring It All Back reunion tour, said, “Dancing has played such an important role in my life. And what’s not to love about the music and fashion of the 70s? It’s going to so much fun”. 

Also making her Rip It Up debut alongside Rachel is Melody Thornton, key member of multi-platinum-selling pop juggernaut Pussycat Dolls, who sold an astonishing 70 million records worldwide. 

As the youngest member of the group, Melody was affectionately given the nickname ‘Baby Doll.’ But proving no one puts Baby in a corner, Melody hit the UK in January 2017 to take part in E4’s smash hit Celebs Go Dating, before appearing on other hit shows, including Celebrity Juice, In Bed With Jamie and The Celebrity Island With Bear Grylls. Melody then landed the lead role in the stage version of The Bodyguard to rave reviews, before joining the cast of the ITV1 flagship show Dancing on Ice in 2019, being one of the final three contestants. 

Looking forward to starring in Rip It Up The 70s, Melody said, “Singing, dancing, 70s’ pop culture and fashions are lifelong passions of mine, so I jumped at the chance to appear in Rip it Up the 70s. I’m excited to show audiences exactly what I can do.”