The Take That Experience on Friday night at the Kenton was definitely an experience and a truly a night you’ll Never Forget!
The show spans 3 decades of the band, opening the show with the recent trio of Gary, Mark and Howard singing Greatest Day, followed by These Days and Patience. Right from the start the audience were up on their feet dancing, clapping and singing along.
Listening to the guys singing, they matched the vocals of the real band members and we loved all the iconic dance routines which they excelled the original boy band at. Gary (Liam Ross-Mills) was definitely so much better!
Looks however were a bit mixed with Mark Owen being played by Nik Parsons being 6ft tall instead of 5ft 4 and Scott Olley who played Howard Donald looking half his actual age. However they played off these differences with clever jokes (no spoilers here).
Despite it being a Take That show, the audience were in for a big surprise with a special guest appearance. No surprise to many though that Robbie (Marc Dillon) then appeared on stage to sing brilliant renditions of Rock DJ, Let Me Entertain You, Feel and Candy during which he went into the audience to swing around the pole before ending with his Angels anthem.
The second half saw all five boys take to the stage in their sparkly replica white suits with TT on the back. The energy went up another gear with the boys singing the classics A Million Love Songs, Back for Good and Pray, Could It Be Magic and Rule the World. The theatre’s old roof could have been in danger of being lifted off with the noise.
The audience loved it when the boys came out into auditorium with lots of screams with some joining them singing along on the mic.
The hits could have kept coming but the show had to end and it definitely did on another high with Never Forget with the audience joining in the well-known arm actions along to the chorus.
We absolutely loved the show and if you missed it this time, get your tickets early if it returns to the Kenton.