Review Take That’s, The Greatest Days Palace Theatre, Manchester

LtoR Hannah Brown, Mary Moore, Emilie Cunliffe, Kitty Harris & Mari McGinlay in GREATEST DAYS, credit Alastair Muir

Last night we spent a couple of hours ( If I am truly honest, it wasn’t long enough, it could have gone on all night for me?) in a Take That shaped bubble watching Take That’s, The Greatest Days at the Palace Theatre, Manchester. This is a show that truly takes you back in time and gets into your head. But not just back in time of the characters. Of your own life and memories growing up, taking you on a crazy nostalgic journey.

Review of Take Thats The Greatest Days, Regan Gascoigne, Kalifa Burton, Archie Durrant, Jamie Corner & Alexanda O'Reilly in GREATEST DAYS, credit Alastair Muir

A Little Bit About The Greatest Days

Greatest Days started out life in September 2017 as The Band. Set to the music of Take That, and based on a book by Tim Firth. The musical tells the story of five friends grow up in the 1990s with the music of The Band (Based on Take That) as the backdrop to their teenage years.

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The musical was a success, and it has been touring the UK and Ireland since 2018. In 2023, the show Relaunched as the Greatest Days and also adapted into a feature film set in Lancashire, which premiers soon.

Take That’s, Greatest Days is a wonderful feel-good musical that celebrates friendship, growing up and the power of loving a great band. But also takes you back to all those dreams and wishes for the future and how music is such a huge part of growing up.

LtoR Hannah Brown, Mary Moore, Emilie Cunliffe, Kitty Harris & Mari McGinlay in GREATEST DAYS, credit Alastair Muir

What Is Take That’s, Greatest Days About?

Set in the 1990s, the Greatest Days follows the story of five friends: Heather, Zoe, Claire, Rachel, and Debbie. All typical teenagers, with hopes, dreams and stuff going on at home. The friends are all fans of A Boy Band, this love of the boys brings them together.

Debbie wins tickets to see the band and the girls set off to enjoy one of the greatest day of their lives. They set a pact to re meet at this exact moment in 25 years to share how their plans for the future have panned out. Then the unimaginable happens and their lives are never the same again.

The Greatest Days Review Manchester LtoR Kym Marsh as Rachel & Emilie Cunliffe as Young Rachel in GREATEST DAYS, credit Alastair Muir

Our Review Of Take That’s, Greatest Days

The Greatest Days gets into your head. We have all been that teenager with hopes and dreams, and all had belief in a band that got us through growing up. Through teen hormones, heartbreak, school and revision. The storyline is genius it’s heartwarming, uplifting and heartbreaking at the same time. It had us laughing and crying at the same time.

The set was simple. The cast were the set and that was all that was needed. Their incredible voices and acting brought life to the stage and really had you gripped. Kym Marsh and the younger Rachel, Emilie Cunliffe were spectacular, in fact the whole cast were spectacular. With a standout performance from Mary Moore playing Debbie.

The cast of Take Thats GREATEST DAYS, credit Alastair Muir

Should You See The Greatest Days?

Absolutely, if you love Take That, in fact if you ever loved a band growing up then it’s a must, it will take you right back there. This show reminds us how important it is to stay young, to always have dreams and never give up.

Where Can I See The Greatest Days?

Take That’s The Greatest Days is at the Palace Theatre Manchester Until Sat 27 May 2023 with tickets from £18.00.

Then Showing At

  • New Victoria Theatre, Woking, Mon 5 Jun – Sat 10 Jun 2023
  • Milton Keynes Theatre, Mon 3 Jul – Sat 8 Jul 2023
  • Liverpool Empire, Mon 10 Jul – Sat 15 Jul 2023
  • King’s Theatre, Glasgow, Mon 21 Aug – Sat 26 Aug 2023
  • Edinburgh Playhouse, Mon 28 Aug – Sat 2 Sep 2023
  • Bristol Hippodrome, Mon 11 Sep – Sat 16 Sep 2023
  • Theatre Royal Brighton, Mon 9 Oct – Sat 14 Oct 2023
  • Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Tue 7 Nov – Sat 11 Nov 2023
  • Sunderland Empire, Tue 14 Nov – Sat 18 Nov 2023

I was gifted tickets in return for an honest review, all thoughts and opinions are my own. See more theatre reviews here.

The cast of GREATEST DAYS, credit Alastair Muir (2)
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