Inspired by Oasis and Shed Seven, they just played covers at first but things started moving fast when they began to write their own songs.Adam Barnett, bassist and backing vocalist, said: “We started to get quite a large following to the point where we were working with Simon Moran at SJM Promotions.Co-written with Tim Firth, who provided the screenplay for the much-loved 2003 movie and also wrote the less successful 2008 play adaptation, The Girls tried out in Leeds in 2015, then in Salford last year, before its arrival in the capital.It's pitched up at the Phoenix and, following a booking extension already announced, will remain there until at least July. Michael Billington (Guardian, ) can hardly contain himself.Eliot Kennedy, the multi-award winning singer songwriter and with Gary Barlow is on the list, as is Dan Hadfield, the 'UK's leading Gary Barlow tribute artist'.If you're beside yourself at the prospect, you can read more and buy tickets here.So we're giving you a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the Take That machine."They say it's a 'cross between a convention and a literature festival' promising talks from specialists in the music industry, a VIP drinks reception, live music and summer BBQ with prize draw.The one-off charity event at the Midland Hotel is supporting Dementia UK and has already lined up two guests, and tickets are priced between £40 and £65.
Or do Firth and Barlow breathe new life into this thoroughly British bonanza of stripping sexagenarians? Whereas in the film, the big reveal is followed by an hour of recriminations and reconciliations, here it provides the show's daring denouement.
Sources told Us Weekly in March the group are planning a reunion tour, but said Beckham isn't interested in taking part.
Matthew Morrison, the Broadway alum who’s currently wrapping up his final season on “Glee,” will take over the lead role in “Finding Neverland,” the Harvey Weinstein-produced musical that opens in the spring. Barrie, the creator of Peter Pan, in the adaptation of the 2004 Miramax film by book writer James Graham and songwriters Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy.
Gary Barlow is taking over the world, one step at a time.
He's already dominated the small screen as a judge on BBC One's hunt for leading men to star in a Take That musical, Let It Shine, and now he's planted a flag in the West End too, with a musical adaptation of Calendar Girls.