News: The Girls Closes in the West End to go on Tour

News: The Girls Closes in the West End to go on Tour

The Girls, an award-winning musical comedy by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth, announces a two-year national tour following its London season at the Phoenix Theatre.

The Girls 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. 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.

The production will return home to Yorkshire and open at the Leeds Grand Theatre on 15 August 2018 before visiting 42 theatres across the United Kingdom.

The critically acclaimed and award-winning production will complete its six-month London season at the Phoenix Theatre on Saturday 15 July 2017, before which this musical comedy played sold-out seasons in Leeds and Manchester. Producers David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers said,

“We are so proud and thrilled with this production, and we want to take it to everyone who wants to see it in the country, and at prices they can afford.” 

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth added,

“We are delighted with the reception our musical has received in Leeds, Manchester and now London, and are thrilled that the show will be visiting towns and cities up and down the country, so that more people can get a chance to see it and, we hope, will also fall in love with The Girls.”


The Girls plays the Phoenix Theatre until 15 July. For more information or to book tickets, please visit the website.