Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s Calendar Girls The Musical is set to return home to Leeds Grand Theatre this August.
Featuring a star-studded cast, the musical is based on the true story of Yorkshire’s own calendar girls; a group of ladies who strip off and pose naked (but for carefully placed buns) for a Women’s Institute calendar in memory of one of their husbands.
The critically acclaimed musical first premiered at Leeds Grand Theatre in November 2015 before enjoying sell-out seasons in Manchester and London.
Tim Firth: “To be given a chance to revisit Calendar Girls The Musical is a unique opportunity. Gary [Barlow] and I have been working away and, as the great Stephen Sondheim said, ‘musical comedies aren’t written, they are rewritten’.”
To date, the girls have raised £5million for the charity Bloodwise, the UK’s specialist blood cancer charity, and will continue to receive monies from this production.
The show features Fern Britton, Anna-Jane Casey, Sara Crowe, Karen Dunbar, Ruth Madoc, Rebecca Storm and Denise Welch.
Calendar Girls The Musical is at Leeds Grand Theatre from Thursday 16 August to Saturday 1 September 2018. Tickets are on sale now priced from £10. Book online at leedsgrandtheatre.com or call Box Office on 0844 848 2700.