Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's award winning Calendar Girls The Musical comes to Opera House Blackpool - 15 - 19 October 2019.

David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers, the producers of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s musical comedy, CALENDAR GIRLS THE MUSICAL, based on the true story, the film and the award-winning play by Tim Firth, Calendar Girls, are delighted to announce that the production will arrive in Blackpool for a one week run from Tues 15 – Sat 19 October 2019. Casting is to be announced.  

The critically acclaimed and award-winning production played a six-month season at the Phoenix Theatre in London’s West End last year, and, before that, played sold-out seasons in Leeds and Manchester.    

Tim Firth said: "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’." 

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth grew up in the same village in the North of England and have been friends for 25 years.  With Take That, Gary has written and co-written 14 number one singles, has sold over 50 million records worldwide and is a six times Ivor Novello Award-winner.  Tim has won the Olivier Award and UK Theatre Award for Best New Musical, and the British Comedy Awards Best Comedy Film for Calendar Girls. 

CALENDAR GIRLS THE MUSICAL 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, and how a group of ordinary ladies achieved something extraordinary.  

Bloodwise, the UK’s specialist blood cancer charity, will continue to receive monies from this production. 

CALENDAR GIRLS THE MUSICAL is directed by Matt Ryan and designed by Robert Jones, with comedy staging by Jos Houben, movement by Lucy Hind and casting by Sarah Bird.  

Tickets go on-sale at 11am on Friday 21 December 2018 from 

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