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The Band: Take That's New Musical

Written by award winning writer Tim Firth, The Band is a beautiful story for anyone who grew up with a boyband and how those songs became the soundtrack to their lives.  Read more …

For five 16 year old girls in 1992, the band is everything. 25 years on, we are reunited with this group of friends as they try once more to fulfil their dream of meeting their heroes.

Featuring the music of Take That, Britain’s most successful boyband of all time, whose songs include Never Forget, Back For Good, A Million Love Songs, Greatest Day, The Flood, Relight My Fire, Shine & Rule the World and starring the winners from the BBC’s Let it ShineFive to Five.

The critical consensus

I am sure The Band will be a satisfying night’s entertainment, a piece of pure escapism and nostalgia for many and it may fulfil its brief as ‘a love letter to the fans’, but for this audience member, there are more feelings of disappointment than delight.

***(*)(*)Lauren Humphreys, The Reviews Hub, 27/06/2018

The Band is a rollercoaster ride of nostalgia and utter joy.

*****Natalie O'Donoghue, Broadway World, 27/06/2018

The Band is the perfect tribute to anyone who grew up in the 90s reading Smash Hits and watching Top of the Pops every week – a beautiful, tear-jerking show that’s the best new musical to hit theatres in years.

*****Thom Dibdin, All Edinburgh Theatre, 11/07/2108

It is timeless, surprisingly emotional and just a whole a lot of fun. Like the musical and the music of Take That promotes, “This is the life we’ve been given, let it shine.”

****(*)Erin Roche, Edinburgh Guide, 11/07/2018

The Band emerges as a hugely effective exercise in musical and cultural memory, limited in ambition, but just about perfect in achieving its own aims.

***(*)(*)Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman, 16/07/2018

Where and when?

King's Theatre, Glasgow from Tuesday June 26, 2018, until Saturday July 7, 2018. More info:

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