A RETURN of the Take That musical, a debut for the show based on the music of The Drifters, and a live visit for the Loose Women are all available to audiences at Mayflower Theatre next month.

After the curtain goes down on the three week run of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the theatre will be 'dark' until The Drifters Girl, which opens on September 12 and runs until September 16.

Nominated for Best New Musical at the 2022 Olivier Awards, this smash-hit show has audiences on their feet night after night with a phenomenal soundtrack packed full of iconic Drifters hits including Saturday Night At The Movies, Save The Last Dance For Me, and Stand By Me!

READ MORE: The golden ticket: our review of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Discover the remarkable story of the Drifters and the truth about the woman who made them. From the highs of hit records to the lows of legal battles and personal tragedy, Faye Treadwell is the legendary manager of The Drifters who refused to give up on the group she loved.

Musicals from the Heart, a celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the regional charity Wessex Heartbeat, follows on September 17.

12 exceptional young dancers will perform in Ailey 2 on September 22 and 23.  This exciting repertory is renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the finest early-career dance talent in the United States with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding and emerging choreographers. 

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Swapping the studio for the stage, Loose Women’s award-winning panel and special guest star Jake Quickenden will hit the road for the very first time with Loose Women Live, on September 24.

The panel consists of Kaye Adams, Dame Kelly Holmes, Linda Robson and Jane Moore.

Greatest Days, the sensational new production of Take That's hits, features more than 15 record-breaking Take That songs, alongside a heart-warming and hilarious story of love and laughter from Tim Firth, the award-winning writer of Calendar Girls.

The musical follows five boy band obsessed best friends in the 1990s, who reunite over 20 years later to see their heartthrobs one last time.

It runs from September 26 to 30.

See mayflower.org.uk