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Never Forget: The New Musical Based On The Music Of Take That

Never Forget: The New Musical Based On The  Music Of Take ThatNever 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
on DVD.

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.

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"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 like the
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