Casting Announced for U.K. Tour of Take That Musical Never Forget

News   Casting Announced for U.K. Tour of Take That Musical Never Forget
 
Never Forget — the musical featuring the songs of pop group Take That, which launched with a U.K. tour in 2007 before transferring to the West End's Savoy Theatre in 2008 — will again hit the touring road, kicking off at Manchester's Opera House on April 3.

The production is currently booking dates in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Birmingham, Sheffield, Milton Keynes, Leicester, Woking, Bristol, Belfast, Truro, Bradford, Southend, Rhyl, Newcastle, Ipswich, Oxford, Northampton, Nottingham, Hull and Liverpool, through Dec. 5.

Shaun Williamson will play the role of Ron Freeman (for the Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow runs only), with Philip Olivier as Dirty Harry (to Oct. 3 only). Williamson is best known for his role as Barry Evans in BBC1's "EastEnders" and has also appeared (as himself) in Ricky Gervais' "Extras." His theatre roles include playing Monty the DJ in the West End and national tours of Saturday Night Fever, and Nathan Detroit in a 2008 tour of Guys and Dolls. Olivier played the role of Tim O'Leary in TV's "Brookside" for seven years, and has also had guest roles in "Holby City," "The Royal" and "Hollyoaks in the City." He won the reality TV series "The Games" and was runner-up in "Celebrity Come Dine with Me."

Also in the cast are Aimee Atkinson as Chloe Turner, Adam C. Booth as Jake Turner, Tom Bradley as Adrian Banks, Scott Garnham as Jose Reize, Kay Murphy as Annie Borrowman, Mark Willshire as Ash Sherwood and Penelope Woodman as Babs.

The show is written by BAFTA Award winner Danny Brocklehurst ("Shameless," "Sorted," "Clocking Off") and Guy Jones and Ed Curtis. The production is directed by Ed Curtis with choreography by Karen Bruce. Scenic design is by Morgan Large with costume design by Christopher Woods and lighting design by James Whiteside.

For full touring dates and box-office numbers, visit www.NeverForgetTheMusical.com.

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