UK Tour of ‘The Band’ to open at the Manchester Opera House this September

David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Take That have announced that the UK Tour of Tim Firth’s new musicalTHE BAND, with the music of Take That, will have a major UK Tour, beginning at Manchester Opera House on 8 September, with an official opening night on Tuesday 26 September 2017.



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 will be played by AJ BentleyNick CarsbergYazdan Qafouri IsfahaniCurtis T Johns and Sario Watanabe-Soloman, 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.

Further casting is to be announced.


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 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 will be produced by David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen and Robbie Williams.


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