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Gary Barlow working on Take That musical

By | Published on Wednesday 15 April 2015

Gary Barlow

Gary Barlow has said that he is working on a Take That musical, to tell the band’s story on stage. This comes after he wrote the score for Broadway musical, ‘Neverland’.

Speaking to The Sun, Barlow said: “The Take That musical has got to happen. I think it’s a great story. I watched ‘Jersey Boys’ and it’s not too dissimilar to our story. I would love to get that on stage. We’ve got 25 years of music so the hard bit is done. I’d look to put it on a stage in the next five years”.

For those not familiar with ‘Jersey Boys’, which is based on the story of The Four Seasons, it basically tells how a group of petty criminals formed a band, only for it all to collapse years later when the band’s leader wracks up $150,000 of debt with a loan shark, not to mention half a million in unpaid taxes. I think I see where he’s spotted the similarity.

There was a Take That musical already, of course. ‘Never Forget’ ran for two years in the West End, but Barlow refused to have anything to do with it.