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Thirty years of Take That: We haven't had to do panto!

Gary Barlow and Robbie Williams have been speaking about their 30 year career's at the opening of a six week West End run for 'The band.' The musical which features the music of Take That.

The finale performance at the Haymarket in London will be in aid of the Elton John AIDS foundation. The tour will continue nationally into March of next year hitting The Lowry in Manchester in January.

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WATCH: Stars come out for official opening of Take That musical

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A couple of weeks ago we saw Take That surprise fans at the Opera House in Manchester at the world premiere of their brand new musical the Band.

Well last night they took to the stage again - with some of their celebrity friends - for official opening night.

The five members of the group who star in the musical were discovered on TV talent show Let it shine hosted by Graham Norton. He was at the opening night along with a host of other stars and rubbing shoulders with them all was Our Entertainment Correspondent Caroline Whitmore.

Take That make surprise appearance at Manchester Opera House

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Take That surprised fans in Manchester on Monday night when they took to the stage at the finale of their new musical.

Mark, Gary and Howard performed some of their biggest hits at the Opera House to a delightful crowd.

The musical featured stars of the boyband Five to Five who were found through the TV talent show, Let It Shine. It tells the emotional story of a group of 16-year-old girls whose beloved boyband sound tracks their lives.

  • Caroline Whitmore went along.

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Take That return to Manchester to launch new musical

Last week Take That made an emotional return to a very special venue in Manchester to launch their brand new musical. The new musical 'The Band', is a show based on their biggest hits. Take That won't be appearing in the musical but it will feature all of their famous songs, including Could it be Magic and many more. Our Entertainment Correspondent Caroline Whitmore joined them.

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