Take That’s musical production takes £2 million at box office in two hours

The UK tour of David Push & Dafydd Rogers and Take That’s production of Time Firth’s new musical The Band has become the fastest selling theatre tour ever, taking £2 million in the first two hours.

The incredible sales come after yesterday’s announcement that the musical, featuring the music of Take That, will open at Manchester’s Opera House in September.

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 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.  Further casting is to be announced.