Calendar Girls The Musical is heading to The Regent Theatre

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Calendar Girls the musical comedy by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth which received fantastic five-star reviews in London’s West End is now touring around the UK and will be heading our way to The Regent Theatre in Stoke-on-Trent.  The award-winning production is inspired and based on 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, and have to date raised almost £5million for Bloodwise. 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 new tour will star novelist and television presenter Fern Britton, returning to the stage for the first time in 30 years, as Marie, Lorraine Bruce (Kay Mellor’s The Syndicate and theatre credits include Piaf at The Donmar and Vernon God Little at the Young Vic) as Cora, Anna-Jane Casey (Billy Elliot on tour, Stepping Out in London’s West End, title role in Annie Get Your Gun at Sheffield Crucible) as Annie, Sara Crowe (West End roles include Bedroom Farce, The Real Inspector Hound & Black Comedy and Hay Fever) as Ruth, Ruth Madoc (Hi-De-Hi, Little Britain and Gypsy) as Jessie, Rebecca Storm (discovered by Willy Russell and cast as Mrs Johnstone in Blood Brothers, and her handprints are part of the Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre Walk of Fame) as Chris and Denise Welch (The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Coronation Street and Waterloo Road) as Celia.

The critically acclaimed and award-winning production played a six-month London season at the Phoenix Theatre last year, and, before that, this musical comedy played sold-out seasons in Leeds and Manchester. Gary Barlow and Tim Firth grew up in the same village in the North of England and have been friends for 25 years. With Take That, Gary has written and co-written 14 number one singles, has sold over 50 million records worldwide and is a six times Ivor Novello Award winner.  Tim has won the Olivier Award and UK Theatre Award for Best New Musical, and the British Comedy Awards Best Comedy Film for Calendar Girls. Bloodwise, the UK’s specialist blood cancer charity, will continue to receive monies from this production.

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How do I book tickets to watch Calendar Girls?

Tickets are now on sale and available from the Box Office, by calling 0844 871 7649 or by visiting ATG’s website here.

 

How long is the show for and what are the timings?

The show will be opening on Tuesday,  13 November and will run until Saturday, 17 November 2018.

Evening shows are at 7.30pm while matinee shows will be at 2.30pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.  Please check ATG’s website for full details on timings.

 

How much does the tickets cost?

Tickets are priced from £15.40 to £50.65

 

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Photo Credit: Regent Theatre / Matt Crockett

30 Comments

  1. Alexandra
    November 8, 2018 / 8:43 am

    This sounds like such a fun night out. My mum and I enjoyed the movie and I am sure the stage show will be fun!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 8, 2018 / 9:55 am

      Yes we can’t wait to go watch this as it has so many good reviews already

  2. November 8, 2018 / 11:49 am

    Sounds like Calendar Girls is going to be a great musical comedy and I hope they will make it to Singapore one day.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 8, 2018 / 12:10 pm

      Yes it is and hopefully they make it to Singapore when they tour in Asia.

  3. November 8, 2018 / 12:34 pm

    This sounds like a great musical! I’m already a big fan of musicals, and I loved the movie. I need to see this!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 8, 2018 / 8:28 pm

      Hope you do Stacie x

  4. November 8, 2018 / 1:01 pm

    Sounds like a fun musical show! I would love to watch it if I lived closer.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 8, 2018 / 8:27 pm

      Oh hope they tour close to where you live x

  5. November 8, 2018 / 2:01 pm

    This sounds like so much fun!!!! What a great idea!!! I absolutely love musicals!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 8, 2018 / 8:25 pm

      It is isn’t it? Such a great idea behind the show and how these ordinary ladies have raised that much of a money

  6. Monidipa Dutta
    November 8, 2018 / 2:20 pm

    I wish I could see it. Sounds fun…!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 8, 2018 / 8:25 pm

      Hope you do Monidipa

  7. November 8, 2018 / 4:02 pm

    I’ve never heard of this musical, this is so interesting, I love musicals and I would definitely see it.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 8, 2018 / 8:24 pm

      Hope you do get the chance to watch the show Chad

  8. Catherine Santiago Jose
    November 8, 2018 / 5:53 pm

    First time to hear about Calendars Girls and it sounds like an interesting musical show to watch.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 8, 2018 / 8:24 pm

      Yes it sure is Catherine

  9. laura
    November 8, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    This sounds like fun show! Its the first time I hear about the group x

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 8, 2018 / 8:24 pm

      Do click the link to read more about the production and story behind the show Laura. It is so interesting.

  10. Shar
    November 8, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    This sounds fun for a girls night out! Musicals are always a good time! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 8, 2018 / 8:23 pm

      Your welcome, yes, we are heading out for a girls night out to The Regent Theatre

  11. November 8, 2018 / 8:44 pm

    Looks like such a fun girls night! We love musicals and hope the show comes to NYC.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 9, 2018 / 9:28 pm

      Fingers crossed that they do as they are touring around the UK and have such great success already

  12. Mary
    November 8, 2018 / 10:13 pm

    What a FUN girl’s night opportunity!!! Darling post!!!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 9, 2018 / 9:27 pm

      Thank you Mary, yes a great show to head to with your girl friends x

  13. November 9, 2018 / 5:55 am

    this sounds like a great musical! maybe i’ll get a chance to see it

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 9, 2018 / 8:34 pm

      Yes hopefully you do Jasmine

  14. November 9, 2018 / 6:08 am

    I’ve never heard of this musical. It makes me wonder what other events I am missing. I always thought that we were pretty informed in this electronic age.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 9, 2018 / 8:34 pm

      Well its not too late now, you still have time to read about it, book your tickets and head to the show

  15. Justyna E Butler
    November 10, 2018 / 4:21 am

    Yes I Can’t wait to CHECK THIS OUT! This looks amazing!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 10, 2018 / 9:05 am

      Hope you do Justyna

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