Quick Fire Round: Five to Five

THE BAND is a new musical about what it’s like to grow up with a boyband. For five 16 year-old friends in 1992, ‘the band’ is everything. 25 years on, we are reunited with the group of friends, now 40-something women, as they try once more to fulfil their dream of meeting their heroes. Featuring the music of Take That, Britain’s most successful boyband of all time, whose songs include Never Forget, Back For Good, A Million Love Songs, Greatest Day, The Flood & Rule the World. The Band will be played by AJ Bentley, Nick Carsberg, Yazdan Qafouri Isfahani, Curtis T Johns and Sario Watanabe-Soloman, who, as Five To Five, won BBC’s Let It Shine

Vicky Edwards put Curtis (C), Nick (N), Yazdan (Y), Sario (S) and AJ (A) from the cast of The Band on the spot this Q&A

Who are your musical heroes?

C: Randy Newman and Stevie Wonder

N: Robbie Williams, Gary Barlow, Bruno Mars, Olly Murs – all the big entertainers

Y: Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars and Justin Timberlake

S: Take That. I also had a soft spot for Jedward!

A: Take That, Robbie Williams, Olly Murs and Michael Jackson

What was the first album you ever bought?

C: Alicia Keys – Songs in A Minor

N: McFly – All The Greatest Hits

Y: Michael Bublé – Crazy Love

S: Black Eyed Peas – The E.N.D.

A: Blue – One Love

We are going out for dinner – what do you choose?

C: Fillet steak and chips

N: A massive burger at TGI Friday’s

Y: Sushi

S: Sushi

A: Fillet steak, served blue, with chips

What is the most attractive quality in a partner?

C: Humour

N: Being able to make me laugh

Y: Morality novelty

S: Good fashion sense

A: Nice teeth, humour and a good connection

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us

C: I love caving. I used to go all the time

N: When I was younger I was the most emotional person, but when we all watched La La Land recently Yaz sobbed for 45 minutes while I went to the toilet to waste time!

Y: I used to be a massive computer game addict – I used to skip sleep and play Call of Duty. It affected my studies so I went cold turkey on playing video games:

S: I know all the world flags. The others test me on them

A: I really like my own space

What’s the naughtiest thing you have ever done?

C: I once did a prank on my friend that involved persuading the head teacher of our school to make my friend believe that he had been expelled

N: I sold sweets at school and saved enough money to buy a car. I did it for two years without getting caught

Y: Getting a tattoo. My parents weren’t keen, but I got this meaningful one of Roman numerals of the numbers 5 2 5 [Five to Five]

S: I’m quite a good boy. I don’t do naughty

A: On holiday in Turkey with my parents when I was 14 I got my hands on some ouzo. I was very poorly and my parents were very unhappy with me


Tickets for The Band (31 October – 11 November 2017) are on sale from 02380 711811 or online at mayflower.org.uk



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