Bill Kenwright brings a brand-new production, featuring a re-imagined book and new music, inspired by the story of a group of ladies, the Calendar Girls.
The death of a much-loved husband prompts a group of ordinary women in a small Yorkshire Women’s Institute to do an extraordinary thing. Blasting away all preconceptions of what it is to be in the WI, they decide to do an artistic nude calendar to raise money for charity.
But upturning preconceptions is a dangerous business and none of them expect the emotional and personal ramifications as gradually the making of the fabulous and funny calendar brings each woman unexpectedly into flower.
The true story of the Calendar Girls launched a global phenomenon, a million copycat calendars, a record-breaking movie, stage play and now a musical written by Tim Firth and Gary Barlow which coined the term ‘craughing’ – the act of crying and laughing at the same time.
With unforgettable songs, every performance continues to add to the millions already raised for charity and prove that there is no such thing as an ordinary woman.