Having opened to rave reviews in February this year, The Girls will end its limited West End season on 15th July before embarking on a UK tour! Based on the hit 2003 film Calendar Girls, this new musical comes to London under the pen of book writer Tim Firth (who wrote the film) and songwriter Gary Barlow. These two writers have known each other for over 25 years and have finally joined forces to bring this extraordinary tale to the stage. The heart-warming story told with style and wit through Firth’s writing, and catchy tunes such as “Sunflower”, “Dare”, and the touching “Scarborough” from Barlow, combine for a moving and uplifting night at the theatre that has critics raving.
Two-time Olivier Award-winner Joanna Riding joins with West End regulars Claire Moore, Sophie-Louise Dann and Claire Machin to lead the cast of The Girls, with Debbie Chazen, Michele Dotrice and Marian McLoughlin rounding out the group of “The Girls”. They are joined by a cast of seventeen who bring this joyous tale to life.
Your husband is battling a terrible illness and you spend hours at the hospital by his bedside. It’s made worse by the terrible seating you have to endure in the cancer ward. Deciding to do something about it, the ladies from the Women’s Institute in Yorkshire set out to raise money for a new sofa for the local hospital, so that the family and friends of the suffering may at least find some physical comfort. What the ladies are not expecting is the international recognition their fundraising achieves, with the different and daring auction ideas – including the sale of a rather risqué calendar – resulting in a collection of over £3.5 million for charity. It’s amazing what a good idea and good will can achieve.
Find out more about the venue for your show: Directions, Transport options and facilities.
(3mins) Take Tottenham Court Road south (towards Leicester Square) and the theatre will be on your left after 100 metres.
NB: Central Line trains will not be stopping at Tottenham Court Road Tube Station until December 2015.