The Girls inspired by Calendar Girls & featuring songs by Gary Barlow
Phoenix Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JP
The Girls makes its West End premiere at the Phoenix Theatre.
Based on the true story, film and stage play of Calendar Girls, this new musical comedy features original music by Gary Barlow and lyrics by Tim Firth, who wrote the original screenplay and West End play.
The production follows the real life story of a Women’s Institute group who decide to fund-raise for a local hospital by posing nude for a calendar and inadvertently become media sensations.
The Girls will run from 28 January 2017 until 15 July 2017 at the Phoenix Theatre.
The cast features Claire Moore, Joanna Riding, Sophie-Louise Dann, Michele Dotrice, Debbie Chazen, Claire Machin, Joe Caffrey, Jeremy Clyde, John Davitt, James Gaddas, Soo Drouet, Jenny Gayner and Shirley Jameson. Young cast members are Josh Benson, Ben Hunter and Chloe May Jackson.
★★★★★ ‘sheer joy’ The Stage
★★★★ ‘a delightful musical’ The Guardian
★★★★ ‘unrelentingly gorgeous’ The Telegraph
★★★★★ ‘fresh & joyous..Victoria Wood would have approved.’ The Independent
★★★★ Evening Standard