Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen suprised audiences of The Band with a special performance during the show’s finale in Manchester on Monday.

The new musical is written by Tim Frith (Calendar Girls) and features the music of Take That. An original story that follows five 16 year-old girls who, in 1992 ‘the band’ means everything to them. Fast forward 25 years, the girls reunite, and once more try to fulfil their dream of meeting their idols.

Currently in previews, The Band officially opens on 25 September 2017 at the Manchester Opera House and will embark on a major nationwide tour booking until July 2018.

Tour dates include: Sheffield, Bradford, Southampton, Llandudno, Stoke, Cardiff, Liverpool, Norwich, Canterbury, Hull, Leeds, Newcastle, Bristol, Birmingham, Plymouth, Northampton, Nottingham, Glasgow, and Edinburgh.