Review: The Band, Edinburgh Playhouse

Review: The Band, Edinburgh Playhouse

The Smash Hits generation will be flocking to the Edinburgh Playhouse this week for the Scottish premiere of Tim Firth’s The Band which is, surprisingly, so much more than just a nostalgic run-through of the boyband’s greatest hits. First things first: The Band is not about Take That. Instead, it is a heartwarming tale about four estranged school friends – Rachel (Rachel Lumberg), Claire (Alison Fitzjohn), Zoe (Jayne McKenna) and Heather (Emily Joyce) – who…

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Gary Barlow announces UK tour – kicking off with two nights in Edinburgh

Gary Barlow announces UK tour – kicking off with two nights in Edinburgh

Gary Barlow today announced that he will embark on a 34-date tour of the UK, kicking off at the Edinburgh Playhouse in April – where he’ll play two consecutive nights. The tour will see Take That singer Barlow play intimate venues across the UK and Ireland including some never visited before. The last time he played a string of venues this size, demand was so high he could have sold certain venues out six times…

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Watch: Take That unveil video for new single Giants

Watch: Take That unveil video for new single Giants

Take That have released the video for brand new single Giants – watch it here. Giants is taken from their brand new album, Wonderland, which is set to be released on Friday, 24 March. The new album will be the former boyband’s first release since their 2014 chart-topper III and only their second as a three piece. Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald all appear in the video. Take That are one of the UK’s most…

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Robbie Williams likely to rejoin Take That on 25th anniversary tour

Robbie Williams likely to rejoin Take That on 25th anniversary tour

Robbie Williams is likely to rejoin Take That for a 25th anniversary album and tour, according to the band. However, the other departed band member, Jason Orange, who quit the chart-toppers in 2014, is currently ruling himself out of any kind of reunion. “We’ve been in touch with Jason and we’ve been in touch with Robbie,” said Howard Donald. “Jason is in his place where he is now and he’s not got any ­intention at the…

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