Gorgeous rehearsal photos for Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s new British musical, THE GIRLS, which runs from Saturday 28 January at the Phoenix Theatre, have now been released. Scroll to the bottom to see the individual images by Matt Crockett.
Starring Debbie Chazen (Topsy-Turvy, Smoking Room, Psychoville), Sophie-Louise Dann (Bend It Like Beckham, Made in Dagenham, Lend me a Tenor in the West End), Michele Dotrice (Nell Gwynn, The Importance of Being Earnest and When We Are Married in the West End and BBC1’s Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em), Claire Machin (My Fair Lady, Mary Poppins, Betty Blue Eyes and Memphis), Claire Moore (Miss Saigon, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and London Road) and Olivier Award-winner Joanna Riding (Carousel, My Fair Lady).
THE GIRLS is based on the inspiring true story about 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 – they have to date raised almost £5million for Bloodwise. Directed by Tim Firth, with musical staging by Lizzi Gee, comedy staging by Jos Houben, design by Robert Jones, lighting design by Tim Lutkin, sound design by Terry Jardine and Nick Lidster and musical direction and orchestrations by Richard Beadle, the 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 GIRLS is produced by David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and The Shubert Organization.
110 Charing Cross Road
London WC2H 0JP
Box Office: 0844 871 7629
Previews: £25 / £35 / £45 / £55
After 24 February: £29.50 / £49.50 / £59.50 / £69.50
Group Rates: 6+ from £29.50
Performances: Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm, Thursday and Saturday matinee at 2:30pm
Running Time: 2½ hours including interval