Tim Firth’s new musical, The Band, to take Birmingham Hippodrome by storm this May!
Birmingham Hippodrome is thrilled to welcome Tim Firth’s new musical, THE BAND, which will visit the theatre from 1 – 12 May 2018 a part of a major new UK Tour.
The producers, David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Take That first announced details of the UK Tour on Sunday 2 April 2017, on stage at the Manchester Apollo (where Take That first performed in 1992), following a rapturous reception to a rehearsed reading of the new musical in front of an audience of invited guests, from fans to friends.
THE BAND is a new musical about what it’s like to grow up with a boy band. 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 UK Tour went on sale on Monday 3 April 2017 nationwide, and, within the first two hours, took £2 million at the Box Office, making it the fastest selling theatre tour ever.
THE BAND will be played by AJ Bentley, Nick Carsberg, Yazdan Qafouri Isfahani, Curtis T Johns and Sario Watanabe-Soloman, who, as Five to Five, won BBC’s Let It Shine. Playing the parts of Rachel and Young Rachel will be Rachel Lumberg and Faye Christall respectively. Joining them are Emily Joyce as Heather, Alison Fitzjohn as Claire, Jayne McKenna as Zoe, Katy Clayton as Young Heather, Sarah Kate Howarth as Young Claire, Lauren Jacobs as Young Zoe, Rachelle Diedericks as Debbie, Martin Miller as Jeff and Andy Williams as Dave.
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.