Take That Musical ‘The Band’ Comes to Yorkshire in Sheffield, Bradford, Hull and Leeds
Take That Musical ‘The Band’ Comes to Yorkshire
Sheffield, Bradford, Hull and Leeds venues confirmed for ‘fastest ever selling theatre tour’
The UK Tour of David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers and Take That’s production of Tim Firth’s new musical, The Band, with the music of Take That, went on sale at 12noon, Monday 3 April, and, within the first two hours, the Box Office took £2 million, making it the fastest selling theatre tour ever.
The musical was launched on Sunday 2 April, on stage at the Manchester Apollo (where Take That first performed in 1992), at a rehearsed reading in front of an audience of invited guests, from fans to friends.
The UK Tour will begin at Manchester Opera House on 8 September, with a national press night on Tuesday 26 September 2017.
The Band is a new musical about what it’s like to grow up with a boyband. For five 16 year-old friends in 1992, ‘the band’ is everything. 25 years on, we are reunited with the group of friends, now 40-something women, as they try once more to fulfil their dream of meeting their heroes.
‘The Band’ is everything
The Band will be played by AJ Bentley, Nick Carsberg, Yazdan Qafouri Isfahani, Curtis T Johns and Sario Watanabe-Soloman, who, as Five to Five, won BBC’s Let It Shine. Playing the parts of Rachel and Young Rachel will be Rachel Lumberg and Faye Christall respectively. Further casting is to be announced.
The Band will be directed by Kim Gavin and Jack Ryder, designed by Jon Bausor and choreographed by Kim Gavin, with lighting design by Patrick Woodroffe, video design by Luke Halls and sound design by Terry Jardine and Nick Lidster.
The show will be produced by David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers and Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen, Robbie Williams.
‘The Band’ will be performed at:
Sheffield Lyceum Theatre, 4 October 2017 – 14 October 2017
Bradford Alhambra Theatre, 17 October 2017 – 28 October 2017
Hull New Theatre, 6 March 2018 – 17 March 2018
Leeds Grand Theatre, 20 March 2018 – 31 March 2018
image: Jay Brooks