The Greatest Day for the Greatest Show

7th June 2018

Take That fans will be treated to The Greatest Show as well as the Greatest Day at the Sunderland Empire next week, Re-Take That have revealed!


Students from Inspire Stage School in Sunderland are putting the finishing touches to their rehearsals as they prepare to take to the stage at the Sunderland Empire, opening up the show for number one Take That Tribute act Re-Take That. Students will get the audience going with a showstopping tribute to the number one blockbuster The Greatest Showman.


The band made a surprise appearance at the Stage School, based at Castle View Academy, back in January. They invited the students to join them on stage to be part of their spectacular celebratory homecoming show at the Sunderland Empire on 14th June. 

Gemma Waite, principal of Inspire Stage School can’t wait to see her students on the iconic stage. “We sat down with Re-Take That to discuss what we could do and one of the band members said that out of all of the shows they have ever done, performing in their hometown of Sunderland would be the greatest. We then all looked at each other and said “The Greatest Show” at the same time. We knew right then that it would be the perfect opening for a memorable night." 


“Our children have been looking forward to this for months and we can’t believe it’s almost here. Everybody has been working extremely hard and I’m so proud of their commitment.”


Re-Take That decided to offer the opportunity to the local Stage School as the band also hail from Sunderland. They are celebrating their 10 year anniversary this year and they can recall the early days of dreaming to be on stage.


Ross Petty, Re-Take That’s Robbie Williams said: “We can’t tell you how excited we are to be getting on that stage at the Sunderland Empire. We have travelled all over the world as Re-Take That but to be putting on a show of this magnitude in Sunderland is just incredible. We have been in the industry for a long time but we still get a buzz when we go on stage. We are local lads so we want to share this opportunity with local people. We decided to ask Inspire if they would like to be part of it. We are delighted that the response was so great. All of band members have young children and we want to inspire the next generation of local performers.”


£2 from every ticket sold is being donated to the Red Sky Ball which supports CHUF, the Children’s Heart Unit Fund at the Freeman Hospital. Tickets for Re-Take That’s Wonderland show at the Sunderland Empire are on sale now from the Sunderland Empire box office and from