The musical The Girls is based on a true story about a group of ladies who did something extraordinary.
They decided to appear in a nude calendar in order to raise money to buy a settee for the visitor’s room of their local hospital in memory of one of their husbands who died of leukaemia - they ultimately raised over three million pounds.
This musical shows life in their Yorkshire village, how it all happened, the effect on husbands, sons and daughters and ultimately how they became a global phenomenon.
The Girls is written by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth. Gary as a songwriter has written fourteen Number 1 singles, he is also a six-time recipient of the Ivor Novello Award and has sold over 50 million records worldwide.
Tim is one of Britain’s most successful playwrights having won the Olivier Award and the UK Theatre Award for best musical. Tim wrote the film and stage play Calendar Girls.
Tim and Gary both grew up in Frodsham in Cheshire and they have been friends for twenty five years.
In March 2015 a workshop production was performed in the village hall in Burnsall.