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


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Venue Information

Phoenix Theatre

Address: Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JP
Nearest Underground: Leicester Square (Piccadilly line, Northern line), Tottenham Court Road (Central line, Northern line)
Nearest Buses: 19, 22, 24, 38, 40, 176
Nearest car parks: Chinatown, Soho
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11 Reviews

  1. Deana Webb
    16/09/2016 at 8:21 pm — Reply

    I went to see The Girls in Leeds and was absolutely blown away by it. The music fitted the story perfectly. Can’t wait to see it again it’s a MUST for everyone.

  2. Heather Whitehead
    09/07/2016 at 5:04 pm — Reply

    My friend ( whose been through breast cancer) an I saw it in Leeds on day two and it’s a MUST for ALL to see. Funny, witty etc etc. Cannot wait to see it again. London beckons when the tickets go on sale.

  3. Martin
    02/06/2016 at 11:03 am — Reply

    I saw The Girls in Leeds during it’s preview run with my wife and we loved it, it had everything….comedy, tragedy, catchy music, a great cast, clever stage settings etc etc. That night there was a standing ovation from the very diverse audience (men and women, young and old), one of the theatre staff told me it was the same every night. I’d suggest if you only see one show in the next year go and see this one, it’s deserves to be seen.

  4. Lizzie
    25/04/2016 at 10:38 am — Reply

    Went to see it at The Lowery, Just ‘blooming’ brilliant, cant wait to see it again! As must go musical.

  5. Clare Phillips
    18/01/2016 at 7:26 pm — Reply

    Breathtakingly good. You can feel Gary Barlow’s heart and soul running through the music. Flawless performance simply fabulous! A must see!

  6. Pat McGrath
    28/11/2015 at 5:50 pm — Reply

    An absolutely fabulous performance. Totally uplifting and a tribute to the calendar girls. A must see show.

  7. Jill Davies
    24/11/2015 at 4:40 pm — Reply

    I went to see this musical at Leeds Grand on 23 rd November 2015. A fabulous show. Fantastic cast, songs, music and set. Some very sad moments but lots of laughs. A show not to be missed!

  8. Carolyn
    27/03/2015 at 10:40 am — Reply

    After seeing this on the Yorkshire News do you know when the show will open

  9. caroline
    29/06/2014 at 7:43 pm — Reply

    when is it opening please

    • WestEndTheatre
      30/06/2014 at 11:59 am — Reply

      Hi Caroline – there are no dates or venues currently announced, we’ll bring you news as soon as we have it.

      • Julie Kehler
        22/03/2015 at 5:51 pm — Reply

        A group of us who regularly perform in a small town in southern California are ANXIOUSLY awaiting news of when we might be able to perform this. Who should we contact? How I wish I could be in London to attend the première!

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