David Pugh and 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, which will reach Wales Millennium Centre from January 9 – 20, 2018
The producers made the announcement yesterday, Sunday April 2, on stage at the Manchester Apollo, the home of Take That’s first performance in 1992, following a reception to a rehearsed reading of the new musical in front of an audience of invited guests, from fans to friends.
“We are incredibly proud and excited that our first production as theatre producers is The Band,” said a statement released on behalf of Take That, “ a musical that we think will touch the hearts of not just our fans, but everyone.”
Thenew musical follows 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, recently 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 production will be produced by David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers and Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen and Robbie Williams.
- For further details visit http://www.thebandmusical.com