Take That’s mums attend opening night of The Band musical

The Band castmembers

Matt Crockett

Marge, Mary, Jan, Jenny and Kathleen, better known as the mums of 90s boyband-turned-2017 manband Take That were in the audience at the premiere of The Band in Manchester on Tuesday night.

The show, about a group of girls an their musical obsession, was cast in the BBC One show Let It Shine and is produced by the three remaining members of Take That, Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald.

The reviews of the show – which is embarking on a UK tour – have been positive so far with The Stage calling it “witty and affectionate”, the Sun added: “if anyone’s asking ‘could it be magic?’- the answer is a resounding yes.”

But the best review came from the five ladies below, Mark’s mum getting a bit teary while talking to the BBC’s Colin Paterson.