The band said they were “delighted” that the show was touring 30 cities
They are one of the most popular and well-known boy bands in the UK – and also possibly the world – so it’s no surprise that Take That is about to have a film and a theater performance dedicated to them.
It’s been almost three decades since the release of the band’s first number one single in the UK, Pray, which was released in 1993, and to mark the occasion, a theatrical performance about the band and some of their most beloved music is set to shoot in the UK. Next year.
The show will be called Greatest Days, which fans will of course recognize as being very close to another of the band’s hit songs, Greatest Day.
So what exactly is the theater show about, what are the tour dates and how can you get tickets?
Here’s everything you need to know.
What is the Greatest Days Musical?
The new theatrical production will mark 30 years since Take That’s first UK number one single, Pray, and will feature 15 of Take That’s greatest hits.
Previously titled The Band, the show broke box office records and delighted audiences across the UK when it performed from 2017 to 2019, including London’s West End.
With a book by award-winning playwright Tim Firth, the tour start date will coincide with the summer 2023 release of the official film version of this musical which stars Aisling Bea and Jayde Adams.
What is the musical Greatest Days about?
The musical follows a group of five best friends from the 1990s who are obsessed with their favorite boy band, Take That.
The girls then reunite over 20 years later with plans to see their favorite musicians perform one last time in what promises to be the happiest days of their lives.
Cast and creative team of theater show to be revealed
What are the Greatest Days Musical tour dates?
The new tour, produced by Adam Kenwright, kicks off on Friday May 5 in Bromley, before moving on to Manchester, Newcastle, Woking, Sheffield, Cardiff, Milton Keynes, Liverpool, Wolverhampton and Cheltenham.
The full tour dates known as present are:
- May 5-13, 2023: Churchill Theatre, Bromley
- May 16-27, 2023: Palace Theatre, Manchester
- May 29 to June 3, 2023: Theater Royal, Newcastle
- June 5-10, 2023: New Victoria Theatre, Woking
- June 12-17, 2023: Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
- June 27 to July 1, 2023: Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
- July 3-8, 2023: Milton Keynes Theater
- July 10-15, 2023: Empire Theatre, Liverpool
- July 17-22, 2023: Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton
- July 24-30, 2023: Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
Additional dates for 2023 and 2024 are also expected to be announced for Blackpool, Glasgow, Bristol, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Southampton, Truro, Leeds, Leicester and Birmingham.
We’ll update this article with more information on full tour dates as soon as we have them.
What did Take That say about Greatest Days Musical?
Take That released a short statement about the musical, in which they said they “can’t wait” to stage it.
They said: “We are delighted that this new production now titled Greatest Days will be launched next year.
“We had a huge amount of fun working on the original version and can’t wait to help bring this new production to over 30 cities across the UK and Ireland from May 2023.”
How do I get tickets to the Greatest Days Musical?
Tickets for the Greatest Days Musical are set to go on sale in September, October and November 2022, depending on location.
We’ll update this article with more information on how you can purchase tickets when they become available.
How can I find more information about the Greatest Days Musical?
Who are Take That?
Take That are one of the UK’s best-loved boy bands, formed in Manchester in 1990.
The group currently consists of three members; Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen. The original line-up also included Jason Orange and Robbie Williams.
The group had 28 top 40 singles and 17 top 5 singles on the UK Singles Chart, 12 of which reached number one, including Back for Good, Patience and Greatest Day. They have also had eight number one albums on the UK Albums Chart.
Internationally, the group has had 56 number one singles and 39 number one albums.
They have received eight Brit Awards, including Best British Group and Best British Live Act. In 2012 they also received an Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music.
Take That has been certified for 14 million albums and 11.4 million singles in the UK, according to the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).