THE BAND UK and Ireland Tour – New Dates Announced

UK & IRELAND TOUR OF

TIM FIRTH’S NEW BRITISH MUSICAL

THE BAND

WITH THE MUSIC OF TAKE THAT

WILL NOW EXTEND THROUGH INTO 2019

DUE TO OVERWHELMING PUBLIC DEMAND

 

David 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.

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

2018/19 TOUR SCHEDULE

Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre

9 January 2018 – 20 January 2018

 

Liverpool Empire Theatre

23 January 2018 – 3 February 2018

 

Norwich Theatre Royal

6 February 2018 – 17 February 2018

 

Canterbury Marlowe Theatre

20 February 2018 – 3 March 2018

 

Hull New Theatre

6 March 2018 – 17 March 2018

 

Leeds Grand Theatre

20 March 2018 – 31 March 2018

 

Newcastle Theatre Royal

3 April 2018 – 14 April 2018

 

Bristol Hippodrome

17 April 2018 – 28 April 2018

 

Birmingham Hippodrome

1 May 2018 – 12 May 2018

 

Plymouth Theatre Royal

15 May 2018 – 26 May 2018

 

Northampton Royal & Derngate

29 May 2018 – 9 June 2018

 

Nottingham Theatre Royal

12 June 2018 – 23 June 2018

 

Glasgow King’s Theatre

26 June 2018 – 7 July 2018

 

Edinburgh Playhouse

10 July 2018 – 14 July 2018

 

Southend, Cliffs Pavilion

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 2018

 

Grand Opera House, Belfast

13 – 24 November 2018

 

The Lowry, Salford

16 – 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

 

Wolverhampton Grand

26 February – 2 March

 

Milton Keynes Theatre

5 – 9 March 2019

 

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

12 – 16 March 2019

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