The Girls Announces 2-Year National Tour of U.K. | Playbill

London News The Girls Announces 2-Year National Tour of U.K.
Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s musical adaption of Calendar Girls will wrap up its current West End production this summer.
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Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s musical comedy The Girls will kick off a two-year national tour of the U.K. in August 2018. Based on the true story, the film, and Firth’s award-winning play Calendar Girls, the musical is scheduled to complete its current six-month London season at the Phoenix Theatre July 15, 2017.

The Girls will return to Yorkshire’s Leeds Grand Theatre, where it had its world premiere in 2015, on August 15, 2018. The production is set to subsequently visit 42 theatres across the U.K.

“We are delighted with the reception our musical has received in Leeds, Manchester and now London,” commented Barlow and Firth in a press statement. “[We] are thrilled that the show will be visiting towns and cities up and down the country, so that more people can get a chance to see it and, we hope, will also fall in love with The Girls.”

The Girls is inspired by the true story of a group of ladies in Yorkshire who decide to pose nude for a Women’s Institute calendar to raise funds for their local hospital. To date, the women have raised £5 million for Bloodwise.

The U.K. staging is produced by David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and The Shubert Organization.

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