Calendar Girls the Musical – 2024 Tour

Following the death of a much-loved husband, a group of ordinary women in a small Yorkshire Women’s Institute are prompted to do an extraordinary thing and set about creating a nude calendar to raise money for charity.  

But upturning preconceptions is a dangerous business and none of the women are prepared for the emotional and personal ramifications they will face as the fabulous and funny calendar brings each woman unexpectedly into flower.  

The story of the Calendar Girls launched a global phenomenon: a million copycat calendars, a record-breaking movie, stage play and now a musical written by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth which coined the term “craughing” – the act of crying and laughing at the same time! 

With unforgettable songs, every performance continues to add to the millions already raised for Blood Cancer UK and prove that there is no such thing as an ordinary woman.  

Calendar Girls the Musical brings together a stunning cast of music, stage, and television stars.  Laurie Brett (EastEnders), Liz Carney ((The Full Monty, The Mousetrap), Maureen Nolan (The Nolans, Blood Brothers), Lyn Paul (The New Seekers, Blood Brothers), Helen Pearson (Hollyoaks), Samantha Seager (Coronation Street) and Honeysuckle Weeks (Foyle’s War) star as the ladies, who turn preconceptions upside down, but are they prepared or the emotional and personal ramifications they will face as they each come in to bloom? 

 

CAST

SAMANTHA SEAGER

Chris

LAURIE BRETT

Annie

HONEYSUCKLE WEEKS

Cora

HELEN PEARSON

Celia

LYN PAUL

Jessie

MAUREEN NOLAN

Ruth

LIZ CARNEY

Marie

COLIN R CAMPBELL

John

ANDREW TUTON

Rod

JAYNE ASHLEY

Ensemble

VICTORIA HAY

Ensemble

LUCAS AUGUST

Ensemble

CREATIVE TEAM

Written by

GARY BARLOW AND TIM FIRTH

Directed

JONATHAN O’BOYLE

Associate Director and Musical Staging

CAROLE TODD 

Design by

GARY MCCANN

Lighting by

NICK RICHINGS

Sound by

DAN SAMSON

Movement Director

JOS HOUBEN

Musical Direction by

JORDAN ALEXANDER

Musical Arrangements

MALCOLM EDMONSTONE

Additional Musical Arrangements

DAN KEEN AND JORDAN ALEXANDER

Originally produced by David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and the Shubert Organisation.

Based on the play CALENDAR GIRLS written by Tim Firth, and the motion picture CALENDAR GIRLS written by Tim Firth and Juliette Towhidi.

Quotes

★★★★★

‘YOU’LL CRY WITH LAUGHTER’ 

DAILY MAIL 

★★★★★

‘A LIFE-ENHANCING THRILL’ 

METRO 

★★★★

‘IT’S GORGEOUS. IT’S A BEAUT!’ 

DAILY TELEGRAPH 

★★★★★

‘A SOARING, EMOTIONAL AND HILIARIOUS TRIUMPH’ 

THE SUN 

Book Tickets

5 – 9 Mar

BATH Theatre Royal Bath

12 – 16 Mar

WINDSOR Theatre Royal Windsor

19 – 23 Mar

AYLESBURY Waterside Theatre

26 – 30 Mar

WOKING New Victoria Theatre

2 – 6 Apr

NORWICH Theatre Royal

9 – 13 Apr

CRAWLEY The Hawth

Past tour dates

20 – 24 Feb

GLASGOW King’s Theatre

13 – 17 Feb

ABERDEEN His Majesty’s Theatre

6 – 10 Feb

YORK Grand Opera House

30 Jan – 3 Feb

BRADFORD Alhambra Theatre

23 – 27 Jan

BLACKPOOL Winter Gardens Opera House

16 – 20 Jan

SALFORD The Lowry

10 – 13 Jan

BROMLEY Churchill Theatre