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.
Important informationPlaying at: Theatre Royal Haymarket, Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT
Performance dates: 12 Jan 2019 - 12 Jan 2019
Running time: 2 hours 5 minutes (including an interval)
Age recommendation: Recommended 10+
Special notice: Pop music fans, Take That devotees, and those who love British musical theatre won’t want to miss this phenomenal show.