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Theatre REVIEW: Greatest Days - ★★★★★


Relight Your Fire with this sensational new production of Take That’s smash hit musical Greatest Days.


Greatest Days features more than 15 record-breaking Take That songs, alongside a heart-warming and hilarious story of love and laughter from Tim Firth, the award-winning writer of Calendar Girls, that will make your heart Shine.


The musical follows five boy band obsessed best friends in the 1990s, who reunite over 20 years later to see their heartthrobs one last time in what could be the Greatest Day of their lives.


Greatest Days stars Jennifer Ellison, best known as Emily Shadwick in Brookside, and now returning to the stage after acclaimed performances in Chicago, Legally Blonde and Calendar Girls.


Previously titled The Band, the show broke box office records and delighted audiences around the United Kingdom when it performed from 2017 – 2019.


Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Take That’s first ever UK number 1 single Pray and coinciding with the summer 2023 release of the movie of this smash hit musical – Greatest Days is sure to be a night out you will Never Forget.

 

Where?


Edinburgh Playhouse until 2nd September - Part of UK Tour



MIX UP REVIEWS:


Mylo (Age 15) - ★★★★★

"What a performance... Despite knowing little of the band "Take That" and their songs I thoroughly enjoyed this show! It was upbeat, exciting and really engaging. The quality of both the singing and dancing was immaculate and the plot was interesting with highs and lows both including the brilliant music of "Take That" Moreover, the show was comedic and funny which I personally think assists in the overall enjoyment whilst keeping the audience engaged, however this certainly was not needed with the sheer intensity of every scene keeping everyone very much awake! The sound and lighting made it feel like a true concert, helping you feel part of the story and the set design was clever, allowing all scenes to have a different feel but keeping the changes short! The "boys" throughout who represented the band kept every scene different and once again cleverly assisted in engagement whilst allowing for the appreciation of the songs on display. The actors were fun and told this beautifully devised story with everything they had! Everything came together to create a masterpiece which everyone enjoyed, this was proven of course by the standing ovation where everyone danced along to the fabulous ending scene which included a mix of songs, great dancing and concluded the show fantastically! Like that final scene, I would like to end my review on a very high note by saying that I whole heartedly recommend this show to anyone and to say once again that I loved it!"


Hollye (Age 13) - ★★★★

"I absolutely loved this show! I had only ever heard a few take that songs but that really didn't matter because I still had am amazing time! I thought the dancing and singing was great and at the end the atmosphere was amazing because all of the audience was standing up and singing along. There were some sad bits but they incorporated them very well in to the story as well as the take that songs themselves. I also thought it represented what it's like to be a girl l, talking about boy bands, singing, gossiping, dancing, and just having fun. I give this... ⭐⭐⭐⭐ only because the sad bits made me cry. "




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