Take That Musical, Never Forget, to Transfer to West End's Lyric Theatre

News   Take That Musical, Never Forget, to Transfer to West End's Lyric Theatre
Producers of Never Forget, the new musical set to the back catalogue of songs by nineties Boyband Take That, have announced that following the show's current, extended run at the Savoy Theatre (through Nov. 15), the production will move to the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue.

Performances will resume Nov. 20 for an open-ended run.

On Aug. 1 the musical will play its 100th performance since opening at the Savoy May 21 (following previews from May 7). According to press information, the show has played to over 200,000 people to date, many of them repeat attendees who communicate with each other through fan networking sites on myspace.com and Facebook.

In a press statement, producer Charlie Parsons said, "We have been delighted by the overwhelming response the show has had in London. This next stage in the production's journey is the most exciting to date."

Worldwide productions are currently also said to be under discussion for Germany, Sweden, Belgium, Norway, Austria, Australia, Korea, New Zealand and Japan. Auditions are also to be held in September for a second company that will launch a 2009-2010 national tour in Manchester.

Never Forget, with an original story written by BAFTA Award winner Danny Brocklehurst (TV's "Shameless," "Sorted" and "Clocking Off"), Guy Jones and director Ed Curtis, revolves around a tribute band being formed to Take That. But when success beckons, love and loyalties are put to the test, and the lead singer Ash must decide how far he will go in his pursuit of the ultimate prize. The score includes Take That's number-one hits "Relight My Fire," "Pray," "Back for Good," "Babe" and "Never Forget." The current cast includes Dean Chisnall as Ash Sherwood, Craige Els as Jake Turner, Stephane Anelli as Jose Reize, Tim Driesen as Adrian Banks and Eaton James as Dirty Harry. To book tickets, contact the box office at 0870 164 8787 or visit www.neverforgetthemusical.com.

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