THE BAND Announces New Dates on UK And Ireland Tour

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THE BAND Announces New Dates on UK And Ireland TourDavid Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen, Robbie Williams are delighted to announce that, due to overwhelming public demand, Tim Firth's new musical, THE BAND, with the music of Take That, will now play extra dates on the UK & Ireland Tour.

The newly announced 2018/19 dates are: Cliffs Pavilion, Southend (19 - 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), New Theatre, Oxford (30 October - 3 November 2018), Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin (6 - 10 November), Grand Opera House, Belfast (13 - 24 November 2018), The Lowry, Salford (16 - 26 January 2019), Swansea Grand (29 January - 2 February 2019), Orchard Theatre, Dartford (5 - 9 February 2019), Regent Theatre, Ipswich (12 - 16 February 2019), New Victoria, Woking (19 - 23 February 2019), Wolverhampton Grand (26 February - 2 March), Milton Keynes Theatre (5 - 9 March 2019) and Mayflower Theatre, Southampton (12 - 16 March 2019) having previously played there last year to over 40,000 people.

THE BAND opened at Manchester Opera House on 8 September 2017 to critical and public acclaim.

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, collectively known as Five To Five, 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.

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.

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

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