The Band Tickets
Helmed by Gary Barlow, The Band is a new musical created from the music of the hugely successful pop group Take That. Little is known about the subject matter of the show, though it is assumed that it will tell the tale of how one of England’s biggest pop groups came to be, and the trials and tribulations of their career. Following in the footsteps of the likes of Jersey Boys and Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, the show promises to delight Take That fans and offer an insight into the world of show business.
Take That's songs have previously appeared in another musical – Never Forget opened in Cardiff in July 2007, and went on to tour the United Kingdom before landing in the West End at the Savoy Theatre in May 2008 for a 6-month run.
The Band is due to open in the West End in September 2017, produced by David Pugh, before embarking on a UK tour.
Let It Shine
BBC One will broadcast a new Saturday night entertainment show in which the cast for The Band will be discovered. Much like its predecessors ‘I’d Do Anything’ and ‘Any Dream Will Do’, Let It Shine will attempt to find the talent to form a five-piece band who will feature in the new musical. Charisma, showmanship and stage presence are the vital ingredients Gary Barlow and his fellow band mates, Mark Owen and Howard Donald, will be looking for in contestants, and the nationwide search is already underway.
Gary Barlow says: “Back in 1989, we were just a group of normal guys from Manchester who came together to become Take That. The secret to our success was that each of us brought something different to the group and that the five of us had real chemistry. Now with Let It Shine we're looking for people from all walks of life to form another unique group who can recreate that magic. If you think you’ve got what it takes, we want to see it!”
The television show will run for 8 weeks in 2017, and will be co-hosted by Graham Norton and Mel Giedroyc.