Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s new musical ‘The Girls’ set to close in the West End.

The musical comedy based on the true story, film and play Calendar Girls, will close at the end of its six-month run at the Phoenix Theatre in London.  The final performance will now be 15 July 2017 .

Announcing the shows closure, Producers David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers said the production would commence a 2 year national tour starting at the Leeds Grand Theatre on 15 August 2018 and visit 42 theatres across the United Kingdom.

They went on to say “We are so proud and thrilled with this production, and we want to take it to everyone who wants to see it in the country, and at prices they can afford.”

The Girls 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 West End 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.

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The Girls runs until 15 July 2017 at the Phoenix Theatre