The Girls, Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s hit musical comedy that is based on Firth’s film and the award-winning play, Calendar Girls, is set for a two-year UK tour, launching from the Leeds Grand Theatre in August 2018.
Before then the critically acclaimed and award-winning production will complete its six-month London season at the Phoenix Theatre this July (read Stage Review’s 🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻verdict here).
Producers David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers said: “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.”
Gary Barlow and Tim Firth added: “We are delighted with the reception our musical has received in Leeds, Manchester and now London, and are thrilled that the show will be visiting towns and cities up and down the country, so that more people can get a chance to see it and, we hope, will also fall in love with The Girls.”
The Girls is inspired by the true story of a group of ladies, who decide to appear nude for a WI calendar in order to raise funds to buy a settee for their local hospital, in memory of one of their husbands.
To date they have raised almost £5million for the Bloodwise charity.
This musical comedy shows life in their Yorkshire village, how it happened, the effect on husbands, sons and daughters, and how a group of ordinary ladies achieved something extraordinary.