The Band at Theatre Royal Haymarket tickets
The Band at Theatre Royal Haymarket tickets

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About the show

Take That’s sensational new musical The Band comes to the West End for a strictly limited 50 performances, playing at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Featuring the music of Take That and the winners of the BBC’s talent search Let It Shine, smash-hit production arrives in London for a limited run beginning December 2018.

It’s 1992 and an inseparable group of 16-year-old girls are completely devoted to their favourite band. Fast-forward 25 years, and that same group of friends reunite with the goal of meeting the boyband heroes of their teen years.

Written by Tim Firth (The Girls, Neville’s Island, Our House), the new musical premiered in Manchester in 2018 before embarking on a national tour that quickly became the fastest-selling touring production of all time. Featuring a back catalogue of Take That’s greatest hits, songs include “Never Forget”, “Back For Good”, “A Million Love Songs”, “Greatest Day”, “The Flood”, “Relight My Fire”, “Shine” and “Rule the World”.

Casting Five to Five’s A. J. Bentley, Nick Carsberg, Curtis T Johns, Sario Soloman and Yazdan Qafouri, alongside Alison Fitzjohn as Claire, Emily Joyce as Heather, Rachel Lumberg as Rachel and Jayne McKenna as Zoe, as well as Faye Christall, Katy Clayton, Rachelle Diedricks, Sarah Kate Howarth, Lauren Jacobs, Martin Miller and Andy Williams.

Produced by former Take That band members Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen and Robbie Williams. Directed by Kim Gavin and Jack Ryder, the musical 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.

Rapidly developing a huge fan base, prepare to laugh and cry as this smash-hit new musical hots the West End. The Band plays limited performances at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 1 December 2018 to 12 January 2019, with a gala night on 5 December 2018.

Recommended for

Pop music fans, Take That devotees, and those who love British musical theatre won’t want to miss this phenomenal show.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 10+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 5 minutes (including an interval)
Opened: 01 Dec 2018
Press night: 05 Dec 2018
Booking from: 12 Jan 2019
Booking until: 12 Jan 2019

Location and map

Theatre Royal Haymarket
London, SW1Y 4HT

107 Reviews Add review

doonakebab 5'10", 189 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Not a massive fan of Take That but the acting and overall story was very good and the songs fit what was happening enjoyed it very... More

markspears 5"07, 61 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Great show. AActing was really good, set was simple but the music & acting was so uplifting it made up for it. Thoroughly enjoyable... More

Queenie 5'2, 78 reviews, 41 helpful votes

I thought it was such an incredible show. I could watch it over and over again. The cast were amazing, loved the music

sarahward 5 foot, 333 reviews, 7 helpful votes

Loved the show, the story line was really emotional & the songs brought back many memories, catch it if you can.

angeladann 23 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Fun show that has heart and in places much sadder than I expected. The cast belt out some classic hits and really make for a nostalgic... More

stevesherwin 6”1, 82 reviews, 2 helpful votes

beckywallis 5'4, 100 reviews, 12 helpful votes

I really enjoyed the show and the way the music was fitted into the story. Glad that some of their more recent songs were included... More

chocoholics2005 4"10, 82 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Outstanding show, loved the music. Performance exceptional. Highly recommended for lovers of the music of Take That.

michaelfarmer 1.80, 13 reviews, 0 helpful votes