Check out the trailer for Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s musical THE GIRLS

A video trailer for Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s new British musical, THE GIRLS has just been released. The show is currently booking until 15 July 2017 at the Phoenix Theatre. 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 […]

Understudy JENNY GAYNER shines as Annie in THE GIRLS

2017 is the year that I am championing, understudies, bringing them to the forefront of theatre. If I can get to see a show when an understudy is performing, then I will write about it because it can be a thankless task, for a performer to take on a leading role in a theatre show, […]

TAKE THAT Musical THE BAND to open in Manchester this September

David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Take That have announced that the UK Tour of Tim Firth’s new musical, THE BAND, with the music of Take That, will have a major UK Tour, beginning at Manchester Opera House on 8 September, with a national press night on Tuesday 26 September 2017. The producers made the […]

Did the OLIVIER AWARDS overlook one of THE GIRLS in their nominations?

Looking over the nominees again from yesterday’s Olivier Awards announcement, I have several thoughts and questions about them all swirling around in my brain but one in particular. The nominees for Best Actress In A Musical include all six leading ladies from Gary Barlow‘s new musical The Girls which opened at the Phoenix Theatre on […]

REVIEW: THE GIRLS (Phoenix Theatre) ★★★★

Take That front man Gary Barlow gets the girls out at the theatre, in his new musical The Girls In case you hadn’t heard, The Girls is the latest musical to be written by Take That veteran, Gary Barlow. The Girls opened this week at the Phoenix Theatre and there was quite a commotion when […]

Theatre Etiquette: The girls who ruined THE GIRLS

Yet another blog about theatre etiquette As I sit down this morning, with a cup of tea, ready to start the day, I should be reflecting on last night’s glorious press night for Gary Barlow’s new musical THE GIRLS. Sadly, I have other things, more pressing on my mind that I need to get off […]

67 year old understudy Judith Street to make her West End debut in THE GIRLS

In spite of intensive medical treatment, Michele Dotrice, who has never missed a performance in her entire career, has been diagnosed with acute bronchitis and therefore unable to perform for the time being. The part of Jessie in Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s new British musical, THE GIRLS, will now be played by Judith Street, […]

Coming to the West End in 2017 …

As 2016 draws to a close and with Christmas just a few days away, I’ve been thinking about the shows I’ve seen this year (over five hundred between my team I) and looking at what we have to look forward to in 2017. Here’s a look at what’s on where in 2017 …   The […]

Cast announced for Gary Barlows new musical THE GIRLS

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s new British musical, THE GIRLS, based on the true story, the film and the award-winning play by Tim Firth, Calendar Girls, will open in London’s West End at the Phoenix Theatre, with performances from 28 January 2017. The West End premiere follows sold-out runs at the Grand Theatre Leeds and […]

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