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The Band Hits the West End
Drawing on his recent success stories on the stage with Finding Neverland and The Girls - a musical retelling of Calendar Girls, 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 2017 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. With a jukebox-driven plot reminiscent of Jersey Boys and Mamma Mia!, these five 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 the wider USA by storm. The Girls, is a musical adaptation of the Calendar Girls story, which was shortlisted for three Olivier Awards in 2017, including Best Musical.
Opening night: 1 December 2018
Suitable for ages 10+
Cast and Creative
Five To Five
Written by Tim Firth
Composed by Gary Barlow
Directed by Jack Ryder
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