Roll back time to 1992 and you'll meet five sixteen year old girls for whom 'the band' was absolutely everything, the meaning of life. The girls were once completely inseparable. Now they're getting together again, after a quarter of a century, in their 40s, and this time they're determined to fulfil their dream and actually meet the boy band whose music was the soundtrack to their youth.
The Band showcases Take That, Britain’s most successful boy band of all time, including fabulous chart smash after chart smash: Never Forget, Back for Good, A Million Love Songs, Greatest Day, Relight My Fire, Shine, Rule the World and more. This is actually one of the world's most successful musical theatre tours... ever. And it's in the capital for a run of just fifty performances.
If there ever was a Christmas theatre thrill, this is it. Treat yourself, your loved ones, friends and family to one of the biggest, best theatreland nights out in 2018 / 2019 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
Who is this show for?
Take That's music is ageless and timeless. Even if you've been living in outer space for the past two decades and wouldn't know Take That if they bit you, it's a fabulous feel good show for music lovers of every age.
What to expect:Acting
Recommended for:Anyone (89%)
Good story line linked to Take That songs. Acting and singing really good. Would recommend and see again!
Reviewed on 11 January 2019 by Jacqui, Barnet, United Kingdom
A very weak and poor story line with irrelevant material and delivered by very harsh voices. The stage presentations detracted from the music. However, the boys did deliver the music well and was the show's only redeeming factor.
Reviewed on 11 January 2019 by Barbara, Solihull, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 09 January 2019 by Anne, Sedbergh, United Kingdom
The music in The Band is cleverly worked around the characters and their story and it is beautifully interwoven. The story of 16 year old friends meeting again 25 years later and how their lives have changed from their teen plans, is something anyone can relate to. I laughed, sang and had tears running down my face. The 5 guys in the band sang and danced their hearts out, and the way they link into the production is very clever and works brilliantly. The show is completely immersive and for 2.5 hours the outside world ceased to exist. For me, that makes it perfect theatre and I would recommend it to anyone
Reviewed on 08 January 2019 by Karoline, Pinner, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 07 January 2019 by Samantha, Kenilworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 07 January 2019 by Fiona, West Drayton, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 05 January 2019 by Giles, Camberley, United Kingdom
Throughly enjoyed the show very colourful great story line and if you like Take That this is your dhow
Reviewed on 05 January 2019 by Sharon, Yeovil, United Kingdom
Great story and great actors! Loved it all, well done!
Reviewed on 01 January 2019 by Celine, London, United Kingdom
Acting was fantastic. Music the BEST and some funny jokes
Reviewed on 31 December 2018 by Judith, Chorleywood, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 29 December 2018 by Patricia, Loughton, United Kingdom
A feel good musical
Reviewed on 29 December 2018 by Caroline, Acaster Malbis, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 29 December 2018 by Beverley, Cheshunt, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 29 December 2018 by Paul, Fareham, United Kingdom
It captured the mood of Take That Era and now that music delights audiences of various ages Asa 75 year old grandmother i took my daughter and 4 grandchildren 23 21 15 14. The younger ones had not been to a show like this and got caught up in the energy and excitement. Good for all who love live theatre at its most entertaining. It had everything even the women were real shapes not stick thin. That was good for the young people to see that we do come in different shapes and sizes. A great treat.
Reviewed on 29 December 2018 by Patricia, Borehamwood, United Kingdom
Poor show lack of good story acting poor the music obviously good but even the band weren’t great singers
Reviewed on 23 December 2018 by Fiona, Watford, United Kingdom
Excellent show singing was great fab atmosphere in threater was great 👍
Reviewed on 22 December 2018 by Linda, Caterham, United Kingdom
Easy to watch fun theatre show Good comedy and story line Great music and singing Loved every minute
Reviewed on 22 December 2018 by Debbie, Middlesex, United Kingdom
Tickets were bought as a gift for two friends and myself. We all enjoyed the show very much and thought the story was entertaining and emotional. Great for all ages. High recommended
Reviewed on 20 December 2018 by Margaret, Sutton, United Kingdom
Its a shame its only around until mid January. I would definitely recommend it.
Reviewed on 19 December 2018 by Rita, Baldock, United Kingdom
A very enthusiastic performance. It brought back memories of the great songs Take That produced.
Reviewed on 15 December 2018 by Janet, London, United Kingdom
A good show that you can get involved in and have a sing and dance, what's not to like
Reviewed on 15 December 2018 by Jeff, Wallington, United Kingdom
You will laugh, you may even cry and you will definitely be singing at the end
Reviewed on 13 December 2018 by Alison, London, United Kingdom
I simply love Take That, hence I wanted to see the show. The first 15 minutes I thought - alright I miss the real boys and it’s too much talking, but then the storyline turns into a very touching lifestory everyone can relate to it’s sad, it’s funny, it’s great music, it’s simply PERFECT! I had an amazing time with my friend & it was a brilliant Christmas gift 😍
Reviewed on 13 December 2018 by Julia, Kitzbühel, Austria
The show was absolutely brilliant and enjoyed by myself and the rest of our group would recommend to any body.
Reviewed on 12 December 2018 by Maureen, Ashford, United Kingdom
My review scores was average and that sums up the musical really.
Reviewed on 12 December 2018 by James, Barnet, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 12 December 2018 by Taha, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
This has got to be one of THE BEST musicals I have ever seen. From start to finish I laughed, cried, sang and danced!! Absolutely fantastic!!!! Would highly recommend a definite must see!!!!
Reviewed on 08 December 2018 by Lynne, Kirriemuir, United Kingdom
Excellent show music was so well performed and staff at Theater so helpful well worth the visit in a Theater with so much history behind it.
Reviewed on 08 December 2018 by Burkhard, London, United Kingdom
Fabulous show well worth a trip up to London you will laugh cry dance and sing all in one evening nest musical we have been too
Reviewed on 07 December 2018 by Deborah, Ridgewood, Uckfield, United Kingdom
The show is lively, acting by everyone could not fault, storyline, although sad but showed how we can move on and still allow ourselves to remember the friendship we made and understand that we should enjoy every moment of life. I went with my daughter who was very much in that zone in 1993. Well written and directed. Loved it!
Reviewed on 06 December 2018 by Anne Teresa, Exeter, United Kingdom
Absolutely fabulous, the music was fantastic, the acting was brilliant and their voices were amazing. A fantastic afternoon all round thank you
Reviewed on 05 December 2018 by Kathryn, Grantham, United Kingdom
Although I had already grown up before the TakeThat era, have been a fan since their reunion, but the story could relate to any group of friends from school. As I watched the show with 4 of my old school friends, found it very funny, happy and sad (at times).Music was great very energetic performance loved it, even with a 10 minute technical problem break. Also being upgraded to 4th row in stalls on arrival at theatre was a bonus.
Reviewed on 04 December 2018 by Susan, Kelvedon, United Kingdom
by Phil Willmott | Monday, April 9 2018, 14:12
Have you got your tickets for the much anticipated musical THE BAND yet? Based on how popular it’s been around the UK you should book soon. It’s the fastest selling musical theatre tour of all time!Have you got your tickets for THE BAND yet?
by Phil Willmott | Monday, April 3 2017, 14:13
One of Saturday Night TV’s most watched shows over recent months has been Let it Shine, a pumped up talent contest with which pop star Gary Barlow (of group Take That) selected a new boy band to feature in his new musical The Band.
But when will London audiences get to meet the guys?Are You Ready to Meet THE BAND?