BWW TV: Take That and More Perform at the Opening of Tim Firth's New Musical THE BAND

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The UK Tour of Tim Firth's new British musical, THE BAND, with the music of Take That, celebrated its opening night at Manchester Opera House last night, 26 September. The show runs at Manchester Opera House until 30 September and will then embark on a major UK tour. Below, BroadwayWorld has footage from the opening night red carpet, performances and more!

THE BAND stars Rachel Lumberg, Alison Fitzjohn, Emily Joyce and Jayne Mckenna, with AJ Bentley, Nick Carsberg, Curtis T Johns, Yazdan Qafouri and Sario Solomon, collectively known as Five To Five, winners of BBC's Let It Shine, and Faye Christall, Katy Clayton, Rachelle Diedericks, Sarah Kate Howarth, Lauren Jacobs, Martin Miller and Andy Williams.

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

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