YORKSHIRE’S OWN MUSICAL IS COMING HOME
What better way to celebrate Yorkshire Day than welcoming back Yorkshire’s own - and award-winning musical - Calendar Girls, to Gods Own County and Leeds Grand Theatre from Thursday 16 August to Saturday 1 September 2018.
Written by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth, and featuring a star-studded cast, including Fern Britton, Anna-Jane Casey, Sara Crowe, Karen Dunbar, Ruth Madoc, Rebecca Storm and Denise Welch, Calendar Girls 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, teapots and other such props) for a Women’s Institute calendar in memory of one of their husbands.
David Pugh, Producer, said: “It was right that this production opened in the heart of Yorkshire - the County where the story began - and it feels right to be returning after a hugely successful tour. It feels like the show is coming home.”
The critically acclaimed musical first premiered at Leeds Grand Theatre in November 2015 before enjoying sell-out seasons in Manchester and London. The show created somewhat of a buzz around Leeds and the wider region when it premiered and attracted the attention of many ‘Yorkshire folk’, including Michael Parkinson.
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’."
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.
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
(prices include a £3 booking fee. Postage charge £1 where applicable)
Book online at leedsgrandtheatre.com or call Box Office on 0844 848 2700