About the showTake That’s smash-hit new musical comes to the West End as part of an extensive UK tour, playing a strictly limited 50 performances at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. The Band is the sensational show that features a back catalogue of the famous pop band’s greatest hits and stars the members of Five to Five from the BBC’s Let It Shine.
Prepare to laugh and cry in equal measure, as The Band takes you on a rollercoaster emotional journey of friendship, grief and love. In 1992, we meet five 16-year old girls who are obsessed with ‘the band’. Reuniting after 25 years, the girls have the chance to fulfil their lifelong dream of meeting the band who provided the soundtrack to their lives.
Featuring an impressive back catalogue of Take That’s best songs, the musical features tunes including “Back for Good”, “Never Forget”, “A Million Love Songs”, “Greatest Day”, “The Flood”, “Relight My Fire”, “Shine” and “Rule the World”.
The Band features A. J. Bentley, Nick Carsberg, Curtis T Johns, Sario Soloman and Yazdan Qafouri of Five to Five, who were approved by Gary Barlow on the BBC’s talent programme Let It Shine. Casting includes Alison Fitzjohn as Claire, Emily Joyce as Heather, Rachel Lumberg as Rachel and Jayne McKenna as Zoe.
Additional casting includes Faye Christall, Katy Clayton, Rachelle Diedricks, Sarah Kate Howarth, Lauren Jacobs, Martin Miller and Andy Williams.
With a book by Tim Firth, who recently penned West End hit The Girls alongside Gary Barlow, the production is directed by Kim Gavin and Jack Ryder and features design by Jon Bausor, lighting design by Patrick Woodroffe, sound design by Terry Jardine and Nick Lidster for Autograph and video design by Luke Halls.
A sensational new musical from one of the UK’s most successful boybands, The Band plays a limited season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from December 1st 2018 to January 12th 2019, with a gala night on December 5th 2018.
Who Should See It?Take That fans should not miss out on this musical, which features a range of smash-hit songs and quickly became the fastest ever selling touring production. Those who love new musicals will thoroughly enjoy this night out.
The Band is recommended for those aged 10+.