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Take That perform with the cast of The Band to launch West End Season

Take That The Band Musical LaunchTake That, co-producers of the new musical THE BAND, joined the show’s cast to perform on the roof of the Theatre Royal Haymarket at 1pm today, Monday 19 March, to launch the six-week West End run of the musical at the theatre this Christmas, from 1st December 2018 to 12th January 2019.

Tim Firth’s award-winning new musical THE BAND, with the music of Take That, opened at Manchester Opera House on 8 September 2017 to hugely critical acclaim and has broken box office records around the UK.

The musical stars Rachel Lumberg as Rachel, Alison Fitzjohn as Claire, Emily Joyce as Heather, Jayne McKenna as Zoe, AJ Bentley, Nick Carsberg, Curtis T Johns, Yazdan Qafouri and Sario Solomon, winners of BBC’s Let It Shine, as The Band, Faye Christall as Young Rachel, Katy Clayton as Young Heather, Rachelle Diedericks as Debbie, Sarah Kate Howarth as Young Claire, Lauren Jacobs as Young Zoe, Martin Miller as Jeff and Andy Williams as Dave.

David Pugh said of the West End transfer, “Our co-producers, Gary, Howard, Mark and Robbie, are totally chuffed that London’s glittering West End will see this award-winning production at the historic Theatre Royal Haymarket this Christmas season.”

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 is 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.

Theatre Royal Haymarket with Take That performing with the cast of The Band. Photo credit Dave Hogan
Theatre Royal Haymarket with Take That performing with the cast of The Band. Photo credit Dave Hogan.

THE BAND is produced by David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen, Robbie Williams.

The Band
Theatre Royal Haymarket
1 December 2018 – 12 January 2019

Website – www.thebandmusical.com
Twitter – @TheBandMusical
Instagram – BandMusical
Facebook – /TheBandMusical

LISTINGS INFORMATION
1 December 2018 – 12 January 2019
Theatre Royal Haymarket
18 Suffolk Street
London SW1Y 4HT
Performances: Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm

2018/19 TOUR SCHEDULE
Leeds Grand Theatre
20 March 2018 – 31 March 2018
https://www.leedsgrandtheatre.com/

Newcastle Theatre Royal
3 April 2018 – 14 April 2018
https://www.theatreroyal.co.uk/whats-on

Bristol Hippodrome
17 April 2018 – 28 April 2018
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Birmingham Hippodrome
1 May 2018 – 12 May 2018
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Plymouth Theatre Royal
15 May 2018 – 26 May 2018
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Northampton Royal & Derngate
29 May 2018 – 9 June 2018
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Nottingham Theatre Royal
12 June 2018 – 23 June 2018
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Glasgow King’s Theatre
26 June 2018 – 7 July 2018

Edinburgh Playhouse
10 July 2018 – 14 July 2018

Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
18 – 29 September 2018

His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen
3 – 13 October 2018

Sheffield Lyceum Theatre
16 – 20 October 2018

New Wimbledon Theatre
23 – 27 October 2018
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New Theatre, Oxford
30 October – 3 November 2018
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Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin
6 – 10 November 2018

Grand Opera House, Belfast
13 – 24 November 2018

The Lowry, Salford
15 – 26 January 2019

Grand Theatre, Swansea
29 January – 2 February 2019

Orchard Theatre, Dartford
5 – 9 February 2019

Regent Theatre, Ipswich
12 – 16 February 2019

Woking, New Victoria
19 – 23 February 2019
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Wolverhampton Grand
26 February – 2 March

Milton Keynes Theatre
5 – 9 March 2019
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Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
12 – 16 March 2019

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