The musical, featuring the music of Take That, is set to open at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley on the 6th May .
Producer Adam Kenwright has confirmed that singer, actress and TV presenter Kym Marsh and her daughter Emilie Cunliffe will star as Rachel and Young Rachel in the Take That musical Greatest Days when it heads off on tour in May and coinciding with the release of the film. Further casting has yet to be announced.
Kym Marsh arrived on our screens back in 2000 while appearing on the hit reality TV show, Popstars. She went on to win a place in the band Hear’Say. She went on to star in London’s West End, playing the role of Annette in the critically acclaimed musical, Saturday Night Fever and spent 14 years in Coronation Street playing Michelle Connor.
Speaking about the role and working with her daughter, Kym said: “I’m delighted to be returning to theatre and joining the cast of Greatest Days. I was in my early twenties when Take That were at the height of their fame and, of course, I was a huge Take That fan – who wasn’t? Their music takes me back to so many special times in my life as it will for so many other people. I’m thrilled to be working with my daughter, Emilie, too. She’s a real talent and I can’t wait to share the stage with her. Greatest Days is a wonderful, uplifting show with iconic music, a great storyline and I know people will love it.”
Emily Cunliffe has appeared on BBC One’s The Voice and ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent and has recently finished recording her debut album which will be released later this year.
The musical follows a group of five best friends in the 1990’s who are obsessed with their favourite boy band. The girls then reunite more than 20 years later with a plan to see their heartthrobs one last time in what could be the Greatest Days of their lives.
As well as featuring 15 of Take That’s best known songs, the musical features a book by Tim Firth and is co-directed by Stacey Haynes and Tim Firth. The creative team also includes: Choreography by Aaron Renfree, Set & Costume Design by Lucy Osborne, Lighting Design by Rob Casey, Sound Design by Tony Gayle, Casting by David Grindrod Burton Casting, Musical Supervision by John Donovan and Costume Supervision by Martin Rodges.
The musical was originally produced as The Band by David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Take That. The first UK tour of The Band originally opened at Manchester Opera House in September 2017.
For more information and tour dates visit: https://greatestdaysmusical.com/