Review: The Band

Manchester, 1993 and five teenage girls are joined in friendship with a common interest – The Band!

Having won a competition to see their favourite group, the girls set off for a night of fun, however the evening doesn’t turn out as they’d planned…

Twenty-five years on and a reunion is on the cards, not only for The band, but for the ladies too. But how has life faired for these plucky women, and will they ever get to meet their teenage crushes, the boys from The Band?

This beautifully written story by Tim Firth is set to the soundtrack of Take That’s back catalogue and is a must see. From the opening scenes in a teenage bedroom to The Band’s live concert venue this production is action packed.

Featuring all the classic tracks including, A Million Love Songs, Could It Be Magic, Greatest Day, Shine, Patience, The Flood, Rule the World and many more The Band will take you on an emotional rollercoaster as the teenage girls reunite 25 years later, all with their own tales to tell.

An imaginative set takes the audience from scene to scene with ease and the musical numbers are just fabulous. You don’t have to be a Take That fan to enjoy this amazing show, as the narrative is strong.

Both hilariously funny and extremely moving with a story that most female 40 somethings will identify with, The band is a must see production.

The band is at the Ipswich Regent until Saturday 16th February. Tickets are selling fast so book yours now at the Box Office on 01473 433100 or visit

Review: Wendy Cook, Ipswich24