The Band - Take That's new musical
Featuring the music of Take That, The Band is a new musical starring the winners of the BBC's reality show Let It Shine. Formed during the show and called Five to Five they first impressed judges Gary Barlow, Dannii Minogue and Martin Kemp before winning the public vote for this opportunity of a lifetime. With The Band A New Musical tickets theatregoers will get to watch AJ, Curtis, Nick, Sario and Yazdan perform the greatest hits of Take That. Written by Tim Firth, who wrote the play Calendar Girls, The Band will follow the story of five girl fans and feature such classics as "A Million Love Songs", "Back For Good", "Never Forget" and "Rule The World".
Let It Shine
Let It Shine aired on the BBC in early 2017 and was presented by Graham Norton and Mel Giedroyc. With Take That's Gary Barlow as head judge viewers watched the hopefuls sing and dance their way through the auditions until eventually being split in to groups of five for the group performances required for the musical. Guest judges included Amber Riley and Lulu, while Melanie C and Beverley Knight were among some of the performers paired to sing with the finalists.
A prime time Saturday night program, Let It Shine saw 7 million viewers tune in to watch the opening show. It concluded with Five to Five winning their place as The Band ahead of fellow contestants Nightfall and Drive for the chance to perform the music of Take That in theatres around the country.
The Take That Phenomenon
The Band A New Musical ticket holders will get to hear a feast of Take That songs which have made the group such an enduring success. From their '90s boy band days right through to now these songs are instantly recognisable and enjoyed by millions of fans. With 12 number one singles and 7 number one albums in the UK Take That have sold over 45 million records worldwide. Now a 3-piece band with the departures of Robbie Williams and Jason Orange, they have won a host of music industry awards across their career. The "Circus Live" tour was a spectacular presentation watched by over 1 million people, and became the fastest selling in UK history.
The musical The Band is the story of five girls growing up as fans of a boy band whose songs will be performed by the winners of Let It Shine. Following them as they try again to meet their idols to the background of Take That music through the years, theatregoers may well be taken on a trip down their own memory lane. A night of singing, dancing and nostalgia awaits in the best traditions of musical theatre.