The Girls Announces West End Closing Date and UK Tour

Calendar Girls The Musical

  Dafydd Rogers and David Pugh, producers of Tim Firth and Gary Barlow’s musical comedy The Girls, have announced that the show will play its final London performance at the Phoenix Theatre on Saturday 15 July 2017. The critically acclaimed award-winning production will then commence a two-year UK Tour on 15 August 2018 at the Leeds Grand Theatre visiting 42 theatres across the UK. To be kept informed of details of The Girls UK Tour JOIN OUR MAILING LIST. The Girls is inspired by the true story of a group of ladies, who decide to appear nude for a Women’s Institute calendar in order to raise funds to buy a settee for their local hospital, in memory of one of their husbands, and have to date raised almost £5million for Bloodwise.  This musical comedy shows life in their Yorkshire village, how it happened, the effect on husbands, sons and daughters, … Read more

Olivier Awards 2017 – Nominations Announced

Olivier Awards 2017 Nominations announced

This year’s Olivier Awards look set to be amongst the most exciting in recent times with Harry Potter And The Cursed Child receiving 11 nominations, Groundhog Day (8 nominations), The Glass Menagerie (7 nominations)  and Dreamgirls (5 nominations) featuring prominently. Presented by The Society Of London Theatre, The Olivier Awards are named after Sir Laurence Olivier, one of Britain’s finest actors. Thies year the awards will be held on 9 April 2017 at The Royal Albert Hall in London. BOOK TICKETS FOR THE OLIVIER AWARDS NOMINATED SHOWS FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE OLIVIER AWARDS 2017 OLIVIER AWARDS 2017 NOMINEES Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical Ian Bartholomew for Half A Sixpence at Noël Coward Theatre Adam J Bernard for Dreamgirls at Savoy Theatre Ben Hunter for The Girls at Phoenix Theatre Andrew Langtree for Groundhog Day at The Old Vic Best Actress in a Supporting Role … Read more

Take Your Mum To The Theatre This Mother’s Day

Take your mum out to see some theatre on Mother's day

The 23rd March is Mother’s Day and we’d like to suggest some great shows that your Mum might enjoy this Mother’s Day. With some of our London choices you can even add a meal to your tickets. Here’s our list of shows your mum might enjoy:- The Girls – Phoenix Theatre, London Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s musical adaptation of the film Calendar Girls has been wowing audiences and critics alike. This wonderful musical is one for all ages and is highly recommended. Read Our Review. TAKE YOUR MUM TO THE GIRLS Half A Sixpence – Noel Coward Theatre The hit musical that starred Tommy Steele has been updated and now stars critically acclaimed newcomer Charlie Stemp. The rags to riches tale of an ordinary guy who just wants a simple life is sure to Flash, Bang, Wallop it’s way to your heart. Read our review. TAKE YOUR MUM TO … Read more

REVIEW: The Girls, Phoenix Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's The Girls

I left the theatre teared up with an almighty lump in my throat and the emotion of the show is still with me twenty fours later. The Girls is a superb night in the theatre. It’s a case study in how to tell a story with sincerity, humour and buckets of love. Don’t delay, go and see it for yourself!

PHOTOS: Gala Night For The Girls

Book now for The Girls at the Phoenix Theatre

Last night the great and the good gathered for the Bloodwise Gala Night of The Girls – a new musical by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth which opens in the West End tonight Tuesday 21 February 2017. Celebrity guests, who were in the presence of HRH The Duke of Kent and HRH The Countess of Wessex, included Graham Norton, Mel Giedroyc, Mark Owen, Michael Ball, and Angus Deayton. At the curtain all, the cast were joined on stage by writers Gary Barlow and Tim Firth, producers David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Bob Wankel of The Shubert Organization, and the original Calendar Girls. The ‘Girls’ are played by Debbie Chazen, Sophie-Louise Dann, Michele Dotrice, Claire Machin, Claire Moore and Joanna Riding. The Girls is directed by Tim Firth. BOOK NOW FOR THE GIRLS AT THE PHOENIX THEATRE

FIRST LOOK: The Girls In Rehearsals

Book now for The Girls at the Phoenix Theatre

We are pleased to bring you this first look at rehearsals for The Girls, a new musical based on Calendar Girls by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth by Matt Crockett. The Girls stars Debbie Chazen (Topsy-Turvy, Smoking Room, Psychoville), Sophie-Louise Dann (Bend It Like Beckham, Made in Dagenham, Lend me a Tenor in the West End), Michele Dotrice (Nell Gwynn, The Importance of Being Earnest and When We Are Married in the West End and BBC1’s Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em), Claire Machin (My Fair Lady, Mary Poppins, Betty Blue Eyes and Memphis), Claire Moore (Miss Saigon, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and London Road) and Olivier Award-winner Joanna Riding (Carousel, My Fair Lady). Directed by Tim Firth, The Girls has musical staging by Lizzi Gee, comedy staging by Jos Houben, design by Robert Jones, lighting design by Tim Lutkin, sound design by Terry Jardine and Nick Lidster … Read more

Shows We’re Looking Forward To in 2017

Book tickets for 42nd Street at Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Looking forward, 2017 will offer West End Theatre-goers some exciting new shows with great revivals, star-led shows and big Broadway hits. These are some of the productions that are heading this way in 2017. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS – DOMINION THEATRE This award-winning Broadway musical featuring the music of George and Ira Gershwin and based on the classic MGM musical. 42ND STREET – THEATRE ROYAL DRURY LANE The ultimate Broadway musical that’s all about Broadway. Based on the iconic film, this is a lavish, revival of the international award-winning musical starring Sheena Easton. Book Tickets STEPPING OUT – VAUDEVILLE THEATRE A revival of the award-winning play about a group of women who get together to learn how to tap dance. With a cast including Tamsin Outhwaite, Angela Griffith, Tracy-Ann Oberman and Nicola Stephenson. THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS – LONDON PALLADIUM A major new musical version based on Kenneth Grahame’s … Read more

New British Musical The Girls To Open in January 2017

Producers have announced that Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s new British Musical The Girls will begin performances at London’s Phoenix Theatre on 28 January 2017. Tickets are now on sale. The musical is based on the true story, the film and the award-winning play by Tim Firth Calendar Girls. The West End premiere follows sold-out runs at the Grand Theatre Leeds and the Lowry Salford late 2015/early 2016. See the great video with Gary and Tim below. Unlike most other West End musicals, Producers have made a commitment to there being no Premium Rated seats, no booking fees and reduced priced previews. The ‘Girls’ will be played by Debbie Chazen (Topsy Turvy, Psychoville) as Ruth, Sophie-Louise Dann (Bend It Like Beckham, Made In Dagenham) as Celia, Michele Dotrice (Some Mother’s Do Ave Em) as Jessie, Claire Machin (Mary Poppins, Titanic, Mary Poppins) as Cora, Claire Moore (Miss Saigon, The Phantom … Read more