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The Band

IT’S A KNOCKOUT!
THE BAND MUSICAL
BECOMES THE FASTEST SELLING THEATRE TOUR EVER
WITH THE BOX OFFICE TAKING £2 MILLION
IN FIRST 2 HOURS OF GOING ON SALE

The UK Tour of David Pugh & 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 12.00noon today, Monday 3 April, and, within the first two hours, the Box Office took £2 million, making it the fastest selling theatre tour ever…

TAKE THAT AND DAVID PUGH & DAFYDD ROGERS PRESENT


THE NEW MUSICAL

THE BAND

WRITTEN BY TIM FIRTH

WITH THE MUSIC OF TAKE THAT

UK TOUR OPENS AT MANCHESTER OPERA HOUSE

ON 8 SEPTEMBER 2017

David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Take That have announced that the UK Tour of Tim Firth’s new musical, THE BAND, with the music of Take That, will have a major UK Tour, beginning at Manchester Opera House on 8 September.

The producers made the announcement yesterday, Sunday 2 April, on stage at the Manchester Apollo (where Take That first performed in 1992), following a rapturous reception to a rehearsed reading of the new musical in front of an audience of invited guests, from fans to friends.

Take That said,

“We are incredibly proud and excited that our first production as theatre producers is THE BAND – a musical that we think will touch the hearts of not just our fans, but everyone.”

Nick Carsberg, Curtis T Johns, Yasdan Qafouri, Sario Watanabe-Soloman & AJ Bentley – Photo by Jay Brooks

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 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.

Howard Donald, Gary Barlow, Dafydd Rogers, David Pugh, Mark Owen, Robbie Williams – Photo by Jay Brooks
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 BAND will be produced by David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen, Robbie Williams.

 

www.thebandmusical.com

 

TOUR SCHEDULE

Manchester Opera House
8 September 2017 – 30 September 2017

Sheffield Lyceum Theatre
4 October 2017 – 14 October 2017

Bradford Alhambra Theatre
17 October 2017 – 28 October 2017

Southampton Mayflower Theatre
31 October 2017 – 11 November 2017

Llandudno Venue Cymru
14 November 2017 – 25 November 2017

Stoke Regent Theatre
28 November 2017 – 9 December 2017

Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre
9 January 2018 – 20 January 2018

Liverpool Empire Theatre
23 January 2018 – 3 February 2018

Norwich Theatre Royal
6 February 2018 – 17 February 2018

Canterbury Marlowe Theatre
20 February 2018 – 3 March 2018

Hull New Theatre
6 March 2018 – 17 March 2018

Leeds Grand Theatre
20 March 2018 – 31 March 2018

Newcastle Theatre Royal
3 April 2018 – 14 April 2018

Bristol Hippodrome
17 April 2018 – 28 April 2018

Birmingham Hippodrome
1 May 2018 – 12 May 2018

Plymouth Theatre Royal
15 May 2018 – 26 May 2018

Northampton Royal & Derngate
29 May 2018 – 9 June 2018

Nottingham Theatre Royal
12 June 2018 – 23 June 2018

Glasgow King’s Theatre
26 June 2018 – 7 July 2018

Edinburgh Playhouse
10 July 2018 – 14 July 2018

 

 


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