Club Tropicana opened its doors at Cardiff’s Wales Millennium Centre this week.

The audience was transported to sunny Spain and checked into a shambolic hotel greeted by X Factor winner Joe McElderry, who played hysterical hotel entertainer Garry.

McElderry had the audience eating out of the palm of his hand and everyone on their feet doing a Macarena-style dance within the first 30 seconds of the curtain going up.

He is worlds away from the shy 18-year-old who captured the hearts of the nation on the ITV talent show a decade ago.

The plot of the musical was quite simple. Bride jilts groom at the altar and both end up at the same hotel with their group of friends.

The story may not be ground breaking but the way it is delivered makes this 80s bonanza a success.

It is not Wham! The Musical. The title track doesn’t even feature.

Instead the show features a host of songs from artists such as Bucks Fizz, Blondie and The Communards.

‘Relax’, ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’ and ‘Making Your Mind Up’ were just a few hits from the 1980s back catalogue included in the show.

The whole cast were full of energy with slick dance moves and fantastic vocals.

The comedy timing of all cast members was genius.

EastEnders actor Neil McDermott also impressed as Robert. 

The stand-out star of the show was Kate Robbins as Spanish maid Consuela.

The Spitting Image star was a clear crowd favourite with her numerous impressions of 80s icons.

Add to this a very funny blind date scene and much of the story being told through the songs of the 80s and you have the formula for a nostalgic night out.

If you ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’ of the 1980s, then why not go and see Club Tropicana at Wales Millennium Centre before it jets off on Saturday, August 17.