The Band, featuring the music of Take That, comes to Canterbury next month (February). YES! Having never seen Take That perform live, having a whole night of Take That songs on stage is pretty exciting to me!
Tim Firth’s musical tells of what it’s like to grow up with a boyband. For five 16-year-old friends in 1992, “the band” is everything. And 25 years on, the audience is reunited with the friends, now 40-something women, as they try to once more fulfil their dream of meeting their heroes.
The soundtrack to the women’s lives includes the Take That songs Never Forget, Back For Good, A Million Love Songs, Greatest Day, The Flood, Relight My Fire, Shine and Rule The World.
The Band will be played by AJ Bentley, from Ashford, Nick Carsberg, Curtis T Johns, Yazdan Qafouri and Sario Solomon, 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. The Band is produced by David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers and Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen, Robbie Williams, who 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.”
I for one CANNOT wait. Be warned, the review ill be rife with Take That puns.
The Band is at The Marlowe Theatre from Tuesday 20 February to Saturday 3 March, with various performance times.
Get the tickets from the box office on 01227 787787 or marlowetheatre.com.
Running from 20th February – 3rd March.