The Official Take That musical Greatest
Days announced for Sunderland Empire November 2023!
Monday 13 – Saturday 18
Adam Kenwright is delighted to announce new tour dates for The
Official Take That Musical - Greatest Days ,
with a book by award winning playwright Tim Firth. The musical will embark on a
major UK and Ireland tour from 5 May 2023 and will coincide with the summer
2023 release of the official movie version of this smash-hit musical, starring
Aisling Bea and Jayde Adams. Greatest Days celebrates the 30th
Anniversary of Take That’s first ever UK Number 1 single Pray.
show will arrive at Sunderland Empire from Monday 13 – Saturday
18 November 2023.
and further dates to be announced.
Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen are Take That in 2022 and continue the
legacy of one of the most successful bands in British chart history, with over
45 million records sold worldwide and 12 Number 1 hits in the UK. Formed as a
five-piece in 1989, they enjoyed immediate success with their first two albums
charting at Number 2 & Number 1 respectively. Third album Nobody Else confirmed
their global domination, selling over six million copies and topping the charts
in 11 countries. The departure of band member Robbie Williams prompted a
break-up in 1996 and nine years in the wilderness before the remaining four
members reunited for 2005’s The Ultimate Tour. This sparked one of the greatest
comebacks in British music history with Take That going on to release three
Number 1 albums in just four years. Robbie’s return for 2011’s Progress saw them break
UK records for the fastest-selling album of the 21st century and
fastest-selling tour of all time. Williams’ second departure, along with that
of Jason Orange, left the remaining three members to release III, which was
certified platinum. In 2019, the band celebrated their 30th anniversary with
the release of Odyssey,
a greatest hits album, which reached Number 1, and a UK and European stadium
and arena tour.
Firth is one of the UK’s most beloved award-winning writers and composers in
film, television and theatre. His extensive theatre credits include the Olivier
Award winning musical Our
House (West End), the UK Theatre Award-winning This is My Family (Sheffield
Crucible), the MEN Award-winning Neville’s
Island (Nottingham Playhouse and West End, Evening Standard
& Olivier nomination) and Calendar
Girls (Chichester Festival Theatre, West End) which broke all
British records for a professional and amateur play, was nominated for an
Olivier and won the WhatsOnStage Best Comedy Award. Tim collaborated with
lifelong friend Gary Barlow on Calendar
Girls The Musical which had a successful run in the West End
and then toured the UK and Ireland, winning a WhatsOnStage Award and receiving
several Olivier nominations along the way. Tim’s film credits include Calendar Girls and Kinky Boots. Recently, Tim
co-created and directed Gary Barlow’s one-man show A Different Stage currently
touring the UK following a sold-out West End run.
musical follows a group of five best friends in the 1990’s who are obsessed
with their favourite boy band. The girls then reunite more than 20 years later
with a plan to see their heartthrobs one last time in what could be the
Greatest Days of their lives.
Greatest Days features
more than 15 of Take That’s record-breaking songs alongside a heart-warming and
hilarious story of love, loss and laughter from award-winning writer Tim Firth
(Calendar Girls, Our House,
Greatest Days was
originally produced as The
Band by David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers + Take That. The UK
tour of The Band originally
opened at Manchester Opera House on 8 September 2017 and closed in March 2019,
breaking box office records along the way. The musical ran for a limited West
End season at Theatre Royal Haymarket over Christmas in 2018/19.
Greatest Days will
hit the Sunderland Empire from Monday 13 – Saturday 18 November 2023. Tickets
priced from just £13* are available from the Ticket Centre on 0844 871 3022* or
online at https://tinyurl.com/GreatestDaysSundTix*
*A £3.65 transaction fee applies to telephone and online
bookings. Calls cost up to 7p per minute plus your standard network charge.