Cast News: Greatest Days
Written by Jamie Griffiths on March 23, 2023
Cast News: Greatest Days
The full cast has now been revealed for The Official Take That Musical Greatest Days, with a book by award-winning playwright (and Matinee favourite) Tim Firth.
The musical will embark on a major UK and Ireland tour from 6 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.
The full cast includes Taylor Alman (The Legend of White Bear Lake), Charlotte Anne Steen (Bat Out of Hell), Holly Ashton (Footloose), Hannah Brown (Hansel & Gretel), Kalifa Burton (Matilda), Benjamin Cameron (Grease Royal Caribbean) Jamie Corner (The Band), Archie Durrant (Matilda), Regan Gascoigne (winner of Dancing on Ice 2022, Cinderella), Kitty Harris (David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny), Bayley Hart (Heathers), Keith Henderson (Shrek the Musical), Karen Holmes (Grease), Christopher D. Hunt (Waitress), Evangeline Jarvis-Jones (The Sound of Music), Rachel Marwood (The Possibility of Colour), Mari McGinlay (Hairspray), Jamie-Rose Monk (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Mary Moore (Grease West End), Alexanda O’Reilly (Mamma Mia!) and Alan Stocks (Calendar Girls).
They join the previously announced Kym Marsh as Rachel and her daughter Emilie Cunliffe as Young Rachel.
Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Take That’s first ever UK number 1 single Pray, Greatest Days features more than 15 record-breaking Take That songs alongside a heart-warming and hilarious story of love, loss and laughter from the award-winning writer Tim Firth (Calendar Girls, Kinky Boots). The musical follows a group of five best friends in the 1990’s who are obsessed with their favourite boy band. The girls 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 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 in September 2017, breaking box office records along the way.
The book of Greatest Days is written by Tim Firth, with co-direction by Stacey Haynes and Tim Firth, Choreography by Aaron Renfree, Set & 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, Costume Supervision by Martin Rodges.
The UK and Ireland Tour of Greatest Days by Tim Firth – The Official Take That Musical is produced by Adam Kenwright for Kindred Partners.
2023 / 2024 TOUR SCHEDULE
6 – 13 May Bromley Churchill Theatre
16 – 27 May Manchester Palace Theatre
29 May – 3 June Newcastle Theatre Royal
5 – 10 June Woking New Victoria Theatre
12 – 17 June Sheffield Lyceum Theatre
20 – 24 June Southend Cliffs Pavilion
27 June – 1 July Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre
3 – 8 July Milton Keynes Theatre
10 – 15 July Liverpool Empire Theatre
17 – 22 July Wolverhampton Grand
24 – 29 July Cheltenham Everyman Theatre
31 Jul – 5 Aug Canterbury Marlowe Theatre
7 – 12 Aug Norwich Theatre Royale
15 – 19 Aug Blackpool Opera House
21 – 26 Aug Glasgow Kings Theatre
28 Aug – 2 Sep Edinburgh Playhouse
4 – 9 Sept Nottingham Theatre Royal
11 – 16 Sep Bristol Hippodrome
18 – 23 Sept Bradford Alhambra Theatre
26 – 30 Sep Southampton Mayflower Theatre
2 – 7 Oct Royal & Derngate Northampton
9 – 14 Oct Brighton Theatre Royal
17 – 21 Oct Truro Hall for Cornwall
23 – 28 Oct Leicester Curve
30 Oct – 4 Nov Hull New Theatre
7 – 11 Nov Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
14 – 18 Nov Sunderland Empire
21 – 25 Nov Leeds Grand Theatre