Take That star Gary Barlow is coming to York – with a double-bill of shows at the Grand Opera House.
It was announced today (Wednesday) that the singer, songwriter, composer and producer will be bringing his acclaimed one-man show to York.
A Different Stage is a theatrical telling of Gary’s story, in his own words. Gary will narrate the journey of his life alongside the music from his wide discography.
In a project unlike anything he’s ever done before, Gary will take the audience behind the curtain, with nothing off limits in this special performance.
Gary Barlow will be at Grand Opera House York with A Different Stage on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 June 2022.
A Different Stage was created by Gary and his long-time friend and collaborator Tim Firth. It first premiered at The Brindley in Runcorn, Cheshire – and has since played to sell-out audiences in Salford, Liverpool and Edinburgh.
Gary has also announced his West End debut at the London’s Duke of York’s Theatre in August, and a new run of shows around the UK – which includes York.
“I’ve done shows where it has just been me and a keyboard,” said Gary. “I’ve done shows where I sit and talk to people. I’ve done shows where I’ve performed as part of a group.
“But this one, well, it’s like all of those, but none of them. When I walk out this time, it’s going to be a very different stage altogether.”
Gary is probably best known for being a member of pop group Take That – who he has won eight BRIT Awards with and sold over 45 million records.
He has also co-written and produced music for other renowned artists including Dame Shirley Bassey, Sir Elton John and Robbie Williams.
In more recent years, Gary has turned his attention to the world of theatre, composing the score for the hugely successful production of Finding Neverland and working alongside Tim Firth on Calendar Girls – which is currently playing at the Grand Opera House until Saturday 30 April.
Another collaboration with Tim and his Take That bandmates is The Band, a record-breaking stage musical currently being adapted into a feature film.
Tickets for A Different Stage will go on sale on Friday 29 April at 9:30am and will be available via the Grand Opera House website.