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by Alison Brinkworth (subscribe)
Freelance journalist in Birmingham with a passion for the dynamic theatre, art, food and fashion scene in Britain's 'Second City'.
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Never Forget Take That With New Musical
The highly-anticipated new Take That musical is on its way to Birmingham but could it be magic for fans of the band?

Take that musical, the Band, five to five , Birmingham hippodrome
The BAND is a Take That musical


Tim Firth's new musical The BAND stops off at Birmingham Hippodrome from May 1 to 12, 2018, as part of a UK Tour following TV programme Let It Shine to cast men for the show.

The show revolves around five 40-something women who are reliving their youth and dreams of meeting their heroes from a boy band, who they adored when they were teenagers.

The girls are the main focus of the show but it features the music of 14 Take That hits.

Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen, Robbie Williams and Jason Orange set female hearts aflame with boy band Take That in the 1990's with songs from Pray to Could It Be Magic and Never Forget.

The band, take that musical, tour, Birmingham hippodrome
Never forget Take That with this new musical


Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen, Robbie Williams Have produced the musical with David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers.

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."

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.

Let it shine, five to five, the band, musical, tour, Birmingham hippodrome
Five To Five won the chance to star in The BAND musical


Five To Five will be performing the Take That songs in the musical even though the storyline and acting is led by the women in the production.

Playing the parts of lead role Rachel and her younger self will be Rachel Lumberg and Faye Christall respectively.

Former EastEnders actor Jack Ryder will direct the musical, which opens in Manchester in September before heading off on a lengthy national tour. There are rumours that the show will then settle in London's West End later in 2018.

Take That won eight Brit Awards including Best British Group and Best British Live Act and 28 top 40 singles in the charts.

The BAND
Birmingham Hippodrome
May 1 - 12, 2018
Tickets cost from and are available by calling the Hippodrome website on 0844 338 5000 or by visiting the Hippodrome website. or the BAND musical website.
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Why? See new Take That musical The BAND
When: May 2018
Phone: 0844 338 5000
Where: Birmingham Hippodrome
Cost: From £19.50
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