The Girls

The Girls Tickets

Phoenix Theatre
020 7492 0810 (Mon-Fri 8-8, Sat-Sun 9-7)
West End

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.

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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
The Girls Schedule
Previews from: 
Saturday, 28 January, 2017
Opening date: 
Tuesday, 21 February, 2017
Available from: 
Wednesday, 22 February, 2017
Booking to: 
Saturday, 22 April, 2017
Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JP
Nearest tube:
Tottenham Court Road

Latest The Girls News & Features

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

The Girls
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Gary Barlow's The Girls Musical opens in London and cast is announced

Official dates have been set for the West End premiere of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's musical The Girls which begins performances at the Phoenix Theatre on 28 January 2017, with an official opening on 21 February 2017.

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