A Musical by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth
This true story of the Calendar Girls launched a global phenomenon, a million copycat calendars, a record breaking movie, stage play, and musical written by Tim Firth and Gary Barlow.
The story revolves around a group of ordinary women in a small Yorkshire Women’s Institute who do an extraordinary thing after the death of a much-loved husband.
Blasting away all preconceptions of what it is to be in a women’s institute, they decide to do an artistic nude calendar to raise money for charity.
Upturning preconceptions is a dangerous business and none of them expect the emotional and personal ramifications, but gradually, the making of the fabulous and funny calendar brings each woman unexpectedly into flower.
With unforgettable songs, every performance continues to add to the millions already raised for charity, and proves that there is no such thing as an ordinary woman.
With even the term “craughing” – the act of crying and laughing at the same time being coined from this show.
Originally Produced by David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and The Shubert Organisation.
Based on the play, Calendar Girls, written by Tim Firth and on the motion picture, Calendar Girls, written by Tim Firth and Juliette Towhidi.
Winner of a 2017 WhatsOnStage Award for ‘Best Regional Production’.
Nominated for three Olivier Awards, including ‘Best New Musical’.
“It is a true celebration of female friendship and empowerment.” – Broadway World