The New Musical Based On The Music Of Take That
Forget is a story of dreams, love,
friendship, ambition and betrayal
and the realisation that sometimes you
can only really discover who you are
by pretending to be someone else...
SET IN MANCHESTER, Never Forget is a brand new musical about the members
of the unlikeliest Take That tribute band. The original story for this feel-good
comedy was written by BAFTA-nominated Danny Brocklehurst (BAFTA-winning Shameless,
Sorted and Clocking Off) Guy Jones and Ed Curtis, and follows
Ash Sherwood (Dean Chisnall) in his pursuit of his dreams.
Ash has just become engaged to Chloe (Nancy Sullivan), the sister of his best
friend Jake Turner (Craige Els). But Ash and Jake have heard about the Battle
Of The Tribute Bands competition and self-styled band manager Ron Freeman (Teddy
Kempner) is auditioning for 'Take That' band members.
Ron takes on both Ash and Jake, along with former banker Adrian Banks (Tim Driesen),
'Dirty' Harry (Eaton James) and Spanish Flamenco wizard Jose Reize (Stephane
Anelli) and they quickly begin to find their feet in Take That form.
But the new band members are not without their own problems. Ash is desperate
to help his mother, Babs (Anita Booth), who runs a failing pub; Adrian's wife
Sandra has found herself a boyfriend and Jose has a controlling mother. To cap
it all, Ron has money problems and is desperate to turn the boys into the best
tribute band ever and to do whatever it takes.
As the band members struggle with learning their routine, coping with stage
fright and trying to stay grounded in the euphoria of success, each of them
discovers that pretending to be someone else can sometimes help you find out
who you really are.
Friendship and romance are sorely tested when Ash is offered a solo record deal
by Annie Borrowman (Alexis Owen-Hobbs) who is determined to get her man
or rather, someone else's man.
Featuring an incredible catalogue of songs from Take That, the show is packed
with everybody's favourites including the Number One smash hits
Relight My Fire, Pray, Back For Good, Babe and,
of course, Never Forget. This spectacular stage musical has great song
and dance routines and boasts technology never before seen on the West End stage.
The fantastic curtain of rain = flooding the entire stage and the ten-foot-high,
28-foot-wide wall of fire look awesome even watching the DVD on the small screen.
You can just imagine how spectacular it would be to see it live.
Following a publicly-acclaimed sell-out tour of the UK enjoyed by 100,000
people in Cardiff, Manchester, Stoke, Glasgow and Edinburgh Never
Forget, the new musical based on the songs of Take That, opened in London's
West End at the Savoy Theatre on
7 May (2008) and will run until January 2009. To coincide with the tour, the
DVD was recorded live at the Manchester Opera House and is available now, courtesy
of Universal Pictures.
Never Forget: The New Musical Based On
The Music Of Take That is now available
Tracklisting: Could It Be Magic | Never Forget | Pray | Take That And Party
| I Found Heaven | Love Ain't Here Anymore | It Only Takes A Minute | Every
Guy | Relight My Fire | Babe | Once You've Tasted Love | A Million Love Songs
| Do What You Like | Back For Good. Words and Music are by Gary Barlow.
DVD extras: Behind The Scenes.
For tickets to the West End show 'Never Forget' at the Savoy Theatre,
please call 0970 168 747.
Check out www.neverforgetthemusical.com.
"A million love songs and a happy ending… it's not hard to fall for Take That's
own Mamma Mia" Guardian Unlimited
"Really great show. Good laugh" Vanessa Felzman
"The dancing is amazing" Tupele Dorgu
"The atmosphere is fantastic... Electric!" Sentinel
"All Take That fans should see the show … fabulous. It was so theatrical, just
boys always were. It captured what Take That was all about it was about
having fun" Nigel Martin Smith, former manager of Take That
"With great song and dance routines, amazing special
effects and an incredible catalogue of Take That hits, this spectacular stage
musical with a feel-good happy ending is an absolute must-see!" MotorBar