Gary Barlow and Tim Firth in The Girls Q&A session
Gary Barlow and Tim Firth in The Girls Q&A session

Video: Gary Barlow & Tim Firth Q&A

Published March 22, 2017

After the multi-Olivier Award nominated show’s performance on Tuesday 21 March, The Girls writers Gary Barlow and Tim Firth took to the stage – and piano – to talk the audience through its creative process, songwriting, and what the musical means to them. See above for some of the highlights.

Based on a true story, a Women’s Institute group seek an innovative way to fundraise for a local hospital in memory of one of their husbands, becoming ordinary ladies who achieve the extraordinary in the process.

When the group come up with the idea of posing for a tasteful nude calendar, becoming the Yorkshire Calendar Girls, the story becomes a media sensation, and the group are thrust into the limelight – along with their friendships and strained personal lives.

Based on the true story, the film and then award-winning play have both received critical acclaim, with the latter at The Grand Theatre in Leeds and The Lowry Theatre, Salford, and the musical adaptation has now taken the West End by storm with three Olivier Award nominations including Mastercard Best New Musical.

The Girls is booking until 15 July at the Phoenix Theatre. You can book your tickets through us here

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