The hit musical The Band will be coming to London’s West End for a holiday run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket for the months of December and January. This fun, uplifting performance tells the story of a boy band trying to make it in the music industry and features songs by British pop band Take That. Written by Tim Firth, author of The Girls, and presented by David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers, this musical debuted last September at the Manchester Opera House and has taken the United Kingdom by storm.
This production of The Band will star members of British Sensation pop group Five for Five, who recently won the BBC’s Let it Shine competition. This is sure to make for a fantastic performance, as members AJ Bentley, Nick Carsberg, Curtis T Johns, Sario Soloman, and Yazdan Qafouri sing and dance their way to the hearts of the audience. They’ll be joined on the stage by Alison Fitzjohn, Emily Joyce, Rachel Lumberg, and Jayne McKenna, who play the girls that are trying to reunite with the band members they adore so much.
Directed by Kim Gavin and Jack Ryder, The Band is a run, light-hearted romp through the life of passionate heartthrob musicians. The performance has been well-received in its early run and promises to bring a strong performance to the West End as it takes over the historic Theatre Royal Haymarket. With Five to Five performing the classics by Take That, this will please both old and new fans alike.