Some initial casting has been set for the upcoming tour of Take That musical Greatest Days.
The musical, originally titled The Band, will embark on a major UK and Ireland tour to coincide with the summer 2023 release of the official movie version of the show, starring Aisling Bea and Jayde Adams.
It follows a group of friends who reunite and revel in their mutual love for the same boy band, and features Take That tunes including “Never Forget” and “Pray”.
Actress and singer Kym Marsh and her daughter Emilie Cunliffe (who has appeared on Britain’s Got Talent and The Voice) will star as Rachel and Young Rachel respectively in the upcoming tour, which kicks off on 6 May in Bromley.
Marsh said: “I’m delighted to be returning to theatre and joining the cast of Greatest Days. I was in my early 20s when Take That were at the height of their fame and, of course, I was a huge Take That fan – who wasn’t?
“Their music takes me back to so many special times in my life as it will for so many other people. I’m thrilled to be working with my daughter, Emilie, too. She’s a real talent and I can’t wait to share the stage with her. Greatest Days is a wonderful, uplifting show with iconic music, a great storyline and I know people will love it.”
Emilie added “I’m really excited to be joining the cast of Greatest Days. I grew up listening to Take That with mum, so what an honour it is to be part of this brilliant musical celebrating their music. I’m really close to my mum and getting to work with her is a dream come true.”
The show is written by Tim Firth, with co-direction by Stacey Haynes and Tim Firth, choreography by Aaron Renfree, set and costume design by Lucy Osborne, lighting design by Rob Casey, sound design by Tony Gayle, casting by David Grindrod Burton Casting, musical supervision by John Donovan, and costume supervision by Martin Rodges.
Select tour dates are on sale below.