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Take That and Party
Never Forget The Musical
Member Name: Leannie1000
Never Forget The Musical
Advantages: Good night out
Disadvantages: Not the real TT
I am a huge Take That fan and have been wanting to see this for a while. When I saw that the production was coming to the Empire Theatre in Liverpool, I got some tickets - £28 for seats near the back of the stalls.
The musical is based on Take That hits from the '90s so none of their new tunes are featured. It's about two friends who audition for a Take That tribute act, when in need of some money and meet three other guys. There are some bumps along the way as they prepare to perform at a talent contest.
There are quite a few singing performances and dance numbers, costume changes and some quite funny scenes. I did notice a few of the numbers relied on previous Take That tours (such as the rain in Back for Good) but I suppose that was the point! I'm pretty sure I've heard a couple of the one-liners in Friends before!
They did a fair few numbers, Pray, Back for Good, Could it be Magic and so on.
I couldn't fault the singing of the cast members, they were all great, even Phil Oliver ('Tinhead' from Brookside!). The dancing was good too.
It's quite a fun, silly musical, the storyline is predictable but the songs are great and the crowd loved it. Towards the end, everyone was up and singing and doing the Never Forget, Queen-style claps - very similar to an actual Take That show!
Most of the male members of the cast are scantily clad at various points in the show, chest baring, underwear only, including one member of the cast in a thong at one stage! They were all pretty buff, so no complaints there, but maybe more one for the ladies! Having said that, there were a few blokes there who seemed to enjoy the show, though most of them did seem to have been dragged there!
The show lasted for two hours and 15 minutes, including an interval. I did enjoy this and I don't think you would need to be a rabid TT fan such as myself to have a good time going to see it.
The show is on tour around the UK, so look out for it and have a good night out!
Summary: Take That!
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