The Girls

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Gary Barlow (Take That / The X-Factor) will have a busy year in the West End in 2017, when it is rumoured that three productions with music by the Ivor Novello Award-winning composer will make their West End debuts. The first of these three shows, and so far the only one to be confirmed, is The Girls. Written with Tim Firth, The Girls is a musical inspired by the hit film Calendar Girls which enjoyed huge success on its 2003 release.

Tim Firth wrote the film Calendar Girls, and grew up in the same town as Gary Barlow. They have been friends for twenty five years and The Girls marks their first collaboration.

The show premiered in November 2015 at the Leeds Grand Theatre, and also played the Lowry in Salford Quays in January 2016, both productions acting as tryouts for an intended West End run.

The London production opened in the West End in January 2017 at the Phoenix Theatre, produced by David Pugh, Dafydd Rogers and The Shubert Organization.

Book your The Girls tickets, playing at the Phoenix Theatre.

The Girls Synopsis: 

Based on a true story, The Girls focuses on a group of ladies who achieved something quite extraordinary in their quest to raise money to buy a sofa for the visitor’s centre at their local hospital. By appearing in a nude calendar, they raised over three million pounds and became a global phenomenon. The musical will explore life in the Yorkshire village they called home, how their actions affected their families, and how they gained international fame.

Tim Firth
David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and The Shubert Organization.
Tim Firth
Songs by: 
Gary Barlow & Tim Firth
Tim Lutkin
Terry Jardine and Nick Lidster
Robert Jones
Lizzi Gee
Cast list: 
Debbie Chazen (Ruth), Sophie-Louse Dann (Celia), Michele Dotrice (Jessie), Claire Machin (Cora), Claire Moore (Chris), Joanna Riding (Annie), Joe Caffrey (Rod), Jeremy Clyde (Denis), John Davitt (Doctor), Soo Drouet (Brenda), James Gaddas (John), Jenny Gayner (Miss Wilson (coffee)), Steve Giles (Lawrence), Maxwell Hutcheon (Colin), Shirley Jameson (Miss Wilson (tea)), Marian McLoughlin (Marie), Judith Street (Lady Cravenshire) and Jane Lambert, Rebecca Lewis, Victoria Blackburn, Frazer Hadfield, Josh Benson (Tommo), Ben Hunter (Danny) and Chloe May Jackson (Jenny).
Other info: 
Musical direction and orchestrations by Richard Beadle
West End
The Girls Schedule
Previews from: 
Saturday, 28 January, 2017
Opening date: 
Tuesday, 21 February, 2017
Available from: 
Wednesday, 26 April, 2017
Booking to: 
Thursday, 3 August, 2017

Phoenix Theatre

Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JP
Nearest tube:
Tottenham Court Road

Latest The Girls News & Features

The Girls
The Girls musical extends booking and adds Tuesday matinees at The Phoenix Theatre
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Following the official opening of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's musical The Girls, producers have announced that the show has extended its booking at the Phoenix Theatre to 15 July 2017. A Tuesday matinee performance will also be added to the weekly schedule from 25 April 2017.

The Girls West End
First Look at Gary Barlow's The Girls Musical at the Phoenix Theatre
Monday, February 20, 2017

First production images have been released of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's new musical The Girls which opens at The Phoenix Theatre in London's West End on Tuesday 21 February 2017. The cast of The Girls includes Debbie Chazen, Sophie-Louise Dann, Michele Dotrice, Claire Machin, Claire Moore and Joanna Riding, James Gaddas, Josh Benson, Ben Hunter and Chloe May Jackson.

Judith Street joins The Girls
Understudy Judith Street to make West End debut in Gary Barlow's The Girls
Friday, February 17, 2017

Ahead of the official opening of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's new musical The Girls next week at the Phoenix Theatre it has been announced that understudy Judith Street will make her West End debut at the age of 67 in the role of 'Jessie' owing to Michele Dotrice being diagnosed with acute bronchitis. Dotrice, who has never missed a performance in her career, is unable to perform for the time being leaving Street to officially open in the role.

Photos of Gary Barlow and cast rehearsing new musical The Girls at the Phoenix Theatre
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Official rehearsal photographs have been released for Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s new British musical The Girls which runs from Saturday 28 January at the Phoenix Theatre in London's West End.

Inside the Rehearsal Room with Gary Barlow's musical The Girls
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

There can be few stage properties that have begun as a film, adapted into a play and further adapted into an original piece of musical theatre. Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's new musical The Girls does just this, bringing the now familiar story of a fearless group of W.I ladies who began raising money for Leukaemia Research by creating their own naked calendar back to the stage in a heartfelt and refreshing new British musical. Following almost five years of development, the musical lands in London's West End following successful runs in the Lowry in Salford and the Grand Theatre in Leeds.

Our Review

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

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