When it comes to great music Gary Barlow has been at the forefront for more than two decades, fronting the monumentally successful group Take That, launching a hit solo career and also penning songs for other popular artists.
But for West End audiences in 2017 it will be his new musical that brings him all of the attention as he teams up with Tim Firth to create The Girls, a new musical based on the famous Yorkshire women who made a very famous calendar, and considering its success at other UK locations it is bound to be a Theatreland treat.
As you might remember from the play/film Calendar Girls, this is a real life story of women in Yorkshire and their unusual attempt to make money for a local hospital – to pose nude for a Women’s Institute Calendar. In real life it was a feat that led them to raise millions of pounds and in The Girls we will witness their story unfold with a memorable soundtrack to help it stay in your mind.
Sophie-Louise Dann is amongst the cast members alongside Debbie Chazen, Claire Machin and Joanne Riding, whilst Tim Firth takes on directing duties.
Whilst the capital is no stranger to popular films making their way to the stage (the successful Billy Elliot The Musical, which closed at the Victoria Palace Theatre in 2016, comes to mind), The Girls is bound to stand-out when it opens in 2017. After all, with a stellar cast and high profile musical talent working to bring it to life this is all but guaranteed.
Gary Barlow, in addition to his work in the pop charts has also dabbled in musical theatre before, whilst also making a high profile turn as a judge on the series The X-Factor, and this makes him well versed in putting together The Girls. He notably put together a musical based on Finding Neverland, which was seen on Broadway and has also worked as an actor for television programmes and film.
The Girls follows The Last Tango at the Phoenix Theatre in London’s West End. It runs there from Saturday 28th January 2017.
|Booking From:||Friday, 24th March 2017|
|Booking Until:||Thursday, 21st September 2017|
|Running Time:||2 hours 40 minutes|
|Thu:||2.30pm and 7.30pm|
|Sat:||2.30pm and 7.30pm|
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