Updated: Feb 18
Singer, songwriter, composer and producer Gary Barlow has announced new dates for A Different Stage, his one-man stage show that tells his story in his own words.
A Different Stage premiered to a rapturous reception recently at the award-winning Brindley theatre in Runcorn – just down the road from Gary’s home town of Frodsham.
Gary will now perform 17 dates in three cities: The Lowry, Salford (February 22-27); Liverpool Playhouse (March 15-19) and the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh (March 22-27). Created by Gary and his long-time friend and collaborator Tim Firth, A Different Stage sees Gary narrate the journey of his life alongside music from his discography. In a project unlike anything he’s done before, he will take audiences "behind the curtain".
He said: “I've done shows where it has just been me and a keyboard. 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 one of Britain’s most successful songwriters and record producers. As part of Take That, he won eight Brit awards 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.
More recently he has turned his attention to theatre, composing the score for the hugely-successful production of Finding Neverland, working alongside Tim Firth on Calendar Girls The Musical and collaborating with Tim and his Take That bandmates on The Band, a stage musical currently being adapted into a feature film.