Gary Barlow‘s new musical THE GIRLS opened at London’s Phoenix Theatre on Tuesday 21 February 2017 and I was there to check it out!
The Girls is a musical based on the true story of a group of women from the Yorkshire Women’s Institute who made a calendar to raise money to buy a couch for a local hospital where their friend’s husband passed away. The same story was the subject of The Calendar Girls film back in 2003, which I hadn’t seen. Now Take That singer Gary Barlow brings his musical adaption to the theatre.
The story is quite simple: woman has an idea to make a calendar, convinces her friends through the medium of song to join in, the making of the calendar transpires to be a journey for each of the women and forces them to address personal battles they are fighting inside.