Hands On... that’s the key to the success of this slick, highly-polished and hugely enjoyable show.

Take That have a big hand in this triumphant innovative, moving and fun production.

It stands out because it is refreshingly different from other theatrical pop celebrations.

The Band praises fans and performers in equal measure. And it accurately relays the ever-present influence and inspiration of music on our lives.

It is not an autobiographical jukebox musical - it is far more diverse than that.

You don’t even have to like Take That to come away feeling you have been on an emotional journey.

I went home to play some of the classics from Gary Barlow and his pals.

A lot of love has gone into the project from the stunning stage design to the dazzling choreography and special effects.

It hits the right note every single time – it ticks all the boxes.

Five to Five were the winners of the BBC’s talent trawl 'Let it Shine' and this talented fab group have non-stop energy (they are not given any dialogue) and provide just one aspect of the ‘band’ from the title.

The other reference to the ‘band’ refers to the rubber bracelet used as a back-stage pass.

We first meet five teenage girls who live for the weekly edition of Top of the Pops in 1993 - a time when Ceefax on our TVs paved the way for scary new technology.

The girls have hopes, wishes and dreams and the band (who are never named as Take That) brings us a suitable background soundtrack.

We catch up with the girls 25 years on at a reunion concert in Prague. They have been hit with tragedy along the way.

The narrative throughout is spot on – you know where you are at every step of the way.

The stage set is a creative chameleon changing from school locker room to airport, concert arena, marble fountain, police cell and even an aeroplane.

Take that for sheer spectacle.

As the band almost float in and out of proceedings belting out up-tempo songs and ballads with real panache.

We also focus on the aspirations of the girls and understand their undying friendship.

Writer Tim Firth has a gift for writing for women just like his friend Willy Russell.

It never gets too sentimental and is peppered with brilliantly funny observations.

You care about these characters.

With every member of the 11 string cast, Five to Five and on stage musicians giving 100 per cent it would be unfair to pick out any one individual - this is an ensemble work that cannot fail to tug at the heart strings and about being there for each other through life’s ups and down.

And what a back-catalogue of songs including a beautiful Back for Good, jaunty Relight My Fire and melodious and harmonious A Million Love Songs – the hits went on and on as memories came alive.

This is one musical that will shine for years to come.

Five stars - Soaring and Uplifting.

On until February 3, for tickets call the box office on 0844 871 3017.