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THE BAND opened at Manchester Opera House on 8 September 2017 to critical and public acclaim, the advance box office for the tour has now topped a record-breaking £10 million. Making it one of the most successful musical theatre tours ever, it now arrives in Edinburgh the last stop before its summer break where the UK tour will continue in Southend and the show will also play a strictly limited 50 performance engagement in London’s west end at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
The musical stars Rachel Lumberg as Rachel, Alison Fitzjohn as Claire, Emily Joyce as Heather, Jayne McKenna as Zoe, AJ Bentley, Nick Carsberg, Curtis T Johns, Yazdan Qafouri and Sario Solomon, collectively known as Five To Five, winners of BBC’s Let It Shine, as The Band, Faye Christall as Young Rachel, Katy Clayton as Young Heather, Rachelle Diedericks as Debbie, Sarah Kate Howarth as Young Claire, Lauren Jacobs as Young Zoe, Martin Miller as Jeff and Andy Williams as Dave.
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 the second musical to feature the music of Take That, with “Never Forget the Musical” making its debut in 2007, this time around the band themselves are onboard as producers and with critically acclaimed Tim Firth writing the show, this promises to be something very special.
THE BAND is 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 is produced by David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen, Robbie Williams. So for a night that could be the greatest night of your life hurry and book those tickets!
The Band, Edinburgh Playhouse Tuesday 10th to Saturday 14th July 2018. for tickets go to: http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/the-band/edinburgh-playhouse/