Producers of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's musical The Girls have announced that the show will play its final West End performance at the Phoenix Theatre on 15 July 2017. The happier news is that a 42-venue UK tour will launch on 15 August 2018, opening at the Leeds Grand Theatre in Yorkshire - the home county of the original Calendar Girls.
First a film, then a play, and now a musical, Calendar Girls tells the true story of a Yorkshire W.I. group's brilliant fundraising effort of creating a (discreetly) nude calendar of their members assets (with plenty of ass but no "front bottoms", as one character calls it) to pay for a memorial sofa after the husband of one of them dies of cancer. And it feels like it has now found its real... Read more