TAKE That frontman and celebrated singer-songwriter Gary Barlow has announced an additional Hampshire date for his one man show due to phenomenal demand. 

The theatrical one-man stage show telling his story, in his words, will now be at New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth from November 7 to 11. 

The rest of the week is a complete sell-out but tickets for the added opening night will go on sale on Friday (June 24) at 9.30am.

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Created by Gary and his long-time friend and collaborator Tim Firth, A Different Stage sees Gary narrate the journey of his life alongside the music from his incredible 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 told the Daily Echo: "Now 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."

A Different Stage premiered in February to a rapturous reception from his delighted fans. He has since played to sell-out audiences around the UK, including four very special shows at the community centre in his hometown of Frodsham.

Daily Echo:

Gary Barlow is one of Britain’s most successful songwriters and record producers. As part of Take That, he has won eight BRIT Awards and sold over 45 million records. He has also co-written and produced music for artists including Dame Shirley Bassey, Sir Elton John and Robbie Williams.

In more recent years, Gary has also turned his attention to the world of 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.

Tickets will be available on Friday at 9.30am from adifferentstage.show

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