Note: The cast has changed since these reviews!
What the popular press had to say...
" Heavy-handed production...Far too much of it sprawls in an aimless comedy-free void. Just 25 minutes of it are divine."
Nicholas De Jongh for The Evening Standard
"As an evening of theatre this really is, well, pants...It’s not the strip-scene – carried off with teasing panache just before the interval curtain – that demeans the actresses here, it’s the script...uncomfortably close to church-hall am-dram."
Dominic Cavendish for Daily Telegraph
"If you can accept the overfamiliarity of Firth’s sitcom posse of squares, prudes, wisecrackers, bored beauties and sassy old ladies, then some of the comedy is pretty serviceable. It’s snappily directed by Hamish McColl...But once Calendar Girls has shown us its knickers, it hasn’t got much left to offer."
Dominic Maxwell for The Times
"Firth's first half is moderately entertaining...But, having achieved comic climax by the interval, the show has nowhere much to go...It is, in truth, not much of a play, but it is beautifully performed."
Michael Billington for The Guardian