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The Girls come home to Leeds Grand Theatre

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s musical based on a true story returns this August.

The Calendar Girls at Leeds Grand Theatre
The Calendar Girls at Leeds Grand Theatre

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.

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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.

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