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THE BAND

Opens 9 Aug 2018

Gary Barlow hopes to score a hat-trick of hit musicals in 2017

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Official dates and venue to be announced

Drawing on his recent success stories on the stage with Finding Neverland and The Girls - a musical retelling of Calendar Girls, ex-Take That leader and Ivor Novello Award-winning Gary Barlow is gearing up once more for another West End musical project! Having found his singing cast through the nationwide TV talent show Let It Shine, Barlow will be teaming up once again with Tim Firth to write the production, which showcases the musical hits made famous by Take That in the Nineties and early 2000s. Will Gary make it a hat-trick of hit musicals? There's one way to find out when it arrives in London, following its UK tour!

What is it about?

Revealed shortly after the Let It Shine! finale in early February that the musical will in fact be focused on five girls who are super-fans of Take That, the winners, Five To Five will appear in the musical as a purely singing outfit, to drive the plot forward. The girls have all been cast, but are yet to be announced; the show will be directed by ex-Eastender alum, Jack Ryder. The musical is expected to use a jukebox-driven plot reminiscent of Jersey Boys and Mamma Mia!, as the five girls go on an adventure to meet their idols, accompanied by Five To Five as the eponymous Band.

The unstoppable Gary Barlow

Gary Barlow has received critical acclaim in recent years after turning his supremely talented composing talents to the theatre, starting with 2011's Finding Neverland, which is currently taking Broadway and the wider USA by storm, and transferring to London later this year. The Girls, is a musical adaptation of the Calendar Girls story, and has been shortlisted for three Olivier Awards this year, including Best Musical.

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Dates

Opening night: 9 August 2018

Audience

Suitable for ages 10+

Run time

TBA

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