NEWS: Take That and David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers announce UK Tour of The Band

David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Take That have today announced that UK tour of Tim Firth’s new musical The Band featuring the music of Take That will embark on a UK tour from September. 

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(c) Jay Brooks. 

Beginning at the Manchester Opera House on the 8th September, producers made the announcement of the UK tour on Sunday 2nd April on stage at the Manchester Apollo following a rehearsed reading of the musical in front of invited guests.

Talking about the news 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.”

This brand new musical explores what it is like growing up with a boyband. For a group of sixteen year olds in 1992, The Band were everything to them. 25 years on, audiences will follow them as they try once again to fulfil their dream of meeting their heroes.

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 the recent BBC programme Let it Shine. It has also been announced that he parts of Rachel and Young Rachel will be Rachel Lumberg and Faye Christall respectively, with further casting yet to be announced.

Meanwhile, the production 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 tour dates for the production are as follows:

Manchester Opera House

8 September 2017 – 30 September 2017

 Sheffield Lyceum Theatre

4 October 2017 – 14 October 2017

 Bradford Alhambra Theatre

17 October 2017 – 28 October 2017

 Southampton Mayflower Theatre

31 October 2017 – 11 November 2017

 Llandudno Venue Cymru

14 November 2017 – 25 November 2017

 Stoke Regent Theatre

28 November 2017 – 9 December 2017

 Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre

9 January 2018 – 20 January 2018

 Liverpool Empire Theatre

23 January 2018 – 3 February 2018

 Norwich Theatre Royal

6 February 2018 – 17 February 2018

 Canterbury Marlowe Theatre

20 February 2018 – 3 March 2018

 Hull New Theatre

6 March 2018 – 17 March 2018

Leeds Grand Theatre

20 March 2018 – 31 March 2018

 Newcastle Theatre Royal

3 April 2018 – 14 April 2018

 Bristol Hippodrome

17 April 2018 – 28 April 2018

 Birmingham Hippodrome

1 May 2018 – 12 May 2018

 Plymouth Theatre Royal

15 May 2018 – 26 May 2018

 Northampton Royal & Derngate

29 May 2018 – 9 June 2018

 Nottingham Theatre Royal

12 June 2018 – 23 June 2018

 Glasgow King’s Theatre

26 June 2018 – 7 July 2018

 Edinburgh Playhouse

10 July 2018 – 14 July 2018

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