Watch: Take That’s ‘The Band’ test their fan knowledge at Liverpool Empire
If you were a teen who grew up idolising a boyband, you can’t miss this musical.
The Band is a new musical about what it’s like to grow up with a boyband and it opened at the Liverpool Empire earlier this week, to rave reviews. Telling the story of five 16 year-old friends in 1992, to whom ‘the band’ is everything. 25 years on, we are reunited with the group of friends, now 40-something women, as they try once more to fulfil their dream of meeting their heroes. Starring Wirral born actress, Faye Christall as schoolgirl Rachel, The Band provides the soundtrack to teenage life in the 90’s and every carefully placed set, from Rachel’s poster covered bedroom to the lockers at school and the late night bus, will have you reminiscing about times gone by.
Having seen the opening night performance and sang, danced, laughed and cried in equal measure, our Kate caught up with ‘The Band’, AJ, Curtis, Yazdan, Sario and Nick on stage at the Liverpool Empire for a chat about our fave 90’s boyband and the brilliant scouse audience.
Showing now until Saturday 3rd February 2018, The Band is a truly spectacular show that brings the importance of friendships, life goals, love and of course music, right to the forefront of your mind. Take That fans, 90’s teens and music lovers alike will fall in love with this musical, before the curtain even goes up. Don’t forget to stop by the official merchandise stand during the interval to pick up an official wristband, you’ll get why!
To get your tickets to see The Band, head to the ATG Website here and follow @TheBandMusical for updates on the tour.
Calling All Take That Super Fans
Have a crack at our Take That Test and see how much you really know about the band! No cheating now, remember there was no Google search back in 1992!
1 – What was the name of Take That’s first album?
2 – What number did it reach in the UK charts?
3 – What was their first number one single in the UK?
4 – What was the name of the band that Gary and Mark formed before Take That?
5 – How many number one singles have Take That had in the UK to date?
6 – Name 3 of them…
7 – What song do the lyrics “Close your eyes but don’t forget what you have heard, come from?
8 – Which band originally wrote and recorded How Deep Is Your Love?
9 – What was the band’s comeback single after they announced they were getting back together in 2006?
10 – Which two band members do not come from Greater Manchester?
11 – Who is the oldest member of Take That?
12 – For how many series was Gary Barlow a judge on The X Factor?
13 – What is the band’s biggest-selling single to date?
14 – How many Brit Awards have Take That won?
15 – Which album was nominated for the Mercury Prize?
16 – What is Mark’s full name?
17 – What was Take That’s First UK single?
18 – Which Member of Take That celebrated his birthday on 20th January?
19 – What award has Mark Owen won three years in a row?
How did you do? Are you a super fan? Don’t forget to drop us a line with your total score on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for ultimate bragging rights! Here’s the all important answers:
Take That and Party – 2 – Pray – The Cutest Rush – 12 – Choose from: Pray, Relight My Fire, Babe, Everything Changes, Sure, Back for Good, Never Forget, How Deep is Your Love, Patience, Shine and Greatest Day – A Millions Love Songs – The Bee Gees – Patience – Gary & Robbie – Howard – Three – Back For Good – Nine – Everything Changes – Mark Anthony Patrick Owen – Do What You Like – Gary – Most Fanciable Male at the Smash Hits Poll Winners Party.