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The Band musical extends its UK and Ireland tour into 2019

The Band musical has added new dates and venues to its UK and Ireland tour, extending into 2019.

Following huge success and overwhelming public demand, the new dates will see the musical return to Manchester and Southampton once more, whilst also visiting new locations such as Wimbledon and Swansea.

The new dates are as follows:


19 – 29 September 2018 – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
3 – 13 October 2018 – His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen
16 – 20 October 2018 – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
23 – 27 October 2018 – New Wimbledon Theatre, Wimbledon
30 October – 3 November 2018 – New Theatre, Oxford
6 – 10 November 2018 – Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin
13 – 24 November 2018 – Grand Opera House, Belfast


16 – 26 January 2019 – The Lowry, Salford
29 January – 2 February 2019 – Swansea Grand Theatre, Swansea
5 – 9 February 2019 – Orchard Theatre, Dartford
12 – 16 February 2019 – Regent Theatre, Ipswich
19 – 23 February 2019 – New Victoria, Woking
26 February – 2 March 2019 – Wolverhampton Grand
5 – 9 March 2019 – Milton Keynes Theatre
12 – 16 March 2019 – Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

The Band first opened in Manchester’s Opera House on September 8, 2017 to critical and public acclaim. Ticket sales for the original run – September 2017 to July 2018 – broke box office records, making it the fastest selling theatre tour ever.

Written by Tim Firth, the musical features the music of Take That and tells the story of five 16-year-old friends in 1992 for whom ‘the band’ is everything. 25 years later, the ladies are reunited as they try to meet their heroes.

The musical stars Let It Shine winners Five to Five, made up of AJ Bentley, Nick Carsberg, Curtis T Johns, Yazdan Qafouri and Sario Solomon, as The Band. Rachel Lumberg, Alison Fitzjohn, Emily Joyce and Jayne Mckenna play Rachel, Claire, Heather and Zoe respectively. The musical also stars Faye Christall as Young Rachel, Katy Clayton as Young Heather, Rachelle Diedericks as Debbie, Sarah Kate Howarth as Young Claire, Lauren Jacobs as Young Zoe, Martin Miller as Jeff and Andy Williams as Dave.

The Band is produced by David Pugh, Dafydd Rogers, Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen, and Robbie Williams.

Tickets for the new dates (minus Sheffield) are on sale now. For full dates and ticket information, head to The Band website.

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Written by Katrina Rees

I'm Katrina, or Kat to pretty much everyone. I'm an editor for CelebMix, a content writer, a boyband lover and an all round music fanatic.
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