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The Calendar Girls are returning to Liverpool in a brand new show

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The Calendar Girls are returning to Liverpool in a brand new show
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A new production of the world famous Calendar Girls is making its way to the Liverpool Empire this October

Calendar Girls follows these extraordinary women in a small Yorkshire Women’s Institute, prompted to create this calendar following the death of a much-loved husband, to raise funds 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. 

This brand-new production sees this incredible true story continue to bloom, with a reimagined book and new music bringing the joy to life.

This production of Calendar Girls the Musical, written by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth includes recent stars from Coronation Street and EastEnders (Amy Robbins and Tanya Franks), three recording stars whose hit records have approached nearly 70 million in sales (Lyn Paul with The New Seekers, Maureen Nolan with The Nolans and musical theatre star Marti Webb), the co-star of one of TV’s most popular series of the last twenty years (Honeysuckle Weeks of Foyles War), and Paula Tappenden star of Blood Brothers. 

Gary Barlow, co-writer of the show, says:

“I am delighted to be working on this new production of Calendar Girls and getting ready for the joy, the laughter, and the nostalgia to take the stage again. It’s been 20 years this year since the film was released, and around 10 years since I first saw Tim’s play with my mum Marjorie. We’ve already had a fantastic time in the rehearsal room workshopping the show and weaving in new music, reworked songs and reimagining the book. We cannot wait to see the way these incredible leading ladies bring the story to bloom as we head out on tour later this year.”

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The true story of the Calendar Girls launched a global phenomenon: a million copycat calendars, a record-breaking movie, now celebrating 20 years since its release, the fastest-selling stage play in British theatre history, and now a musical writen by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth, which coined the term “craughing” – the act of crying and laughing at the same time! 

With unforgetable songs, every performance continues to add to the nearly £6 million already raised for charity and prove that there is no such thing as an ordinary woman.

Calendar Girls the Musical (previously titled The Girls) was originally produced by David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and the Shubert Organisation and is based on the record breaking play Calendar Girls by Tim Firth, and the 2003 motion picture of the same name, written by Tim Firth and Juliette Towhidi. 

Based on the play Calendar Girls written by Tim Firth, and the motion picture Calendar Girls written by Tim Firth and Juliette Towhidi.

Calendar Girls is on at the Liverpool Empire from the 10th to the 14th of October, get your tickets here!

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