It’s been confirmed that a new bio-musical about the rise to fame of the Bee Gees is in the works, and could be eyeing a place in the West End.
Universal Theatrical Group is the team behind...
Take That musical transfers to Lyric 20 Nov 2008
The production, which features the catalogue of songs by Take That, is a feel-good comedy about love, friendship, ambition and betrayal. Set in Manchester, NEVER FORGET follows the rollercoaster journey of young hero ‘Ash’ and his best mates in the pursuit of their dreams. Along the way, each of them discovers that pretending to be someone else can sometimes help you discover who you really are. Packed with all the classic Take That songs, the show includes Relight My Fire, Pray, Back For Good, Babe and, of course, Never Forget.
The show opened at the Savoy Theatre 21 May 2008, following previews from 7 May to reasonably good notices from the popular press: THE EVENING STANDARD says, "Outrageous costumes and the highest-octane choreography the West End has seen in years." THE INDEPENDENT says, "It's fast-paced and lively, funny and easy on the eye." THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "I was both smiling and tapping my foot." THE TIMES says, "While it's played at a zip and sung with a smile, it's terrible old cobblers and it knows it."
It is directed by Ed Curtis, designed by Bob Bailey, lighting by James Whiteside, musical supervisor Mike Dixon, orchestrations by Chris Egan, sound by Richard Brooker, choreography by Karen Bruce.