Book - Tim Firth
Music - Gary Barlow
8th - 11th November 2023
Theatre Royal Winchester
Based on the 2003 hit film Calendar Girls, this musical (with music by Gary Barlow) is a true story of the Calendar Girls who launched a global phenomenon, a million copycat calendars, a record breaking movie, stage play and now a musical.
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 a women's institute, they decide to do an artistic nude calendar to raise money for charity. Upturning preconceptions is a dangerous business and none of them expect the emotional and personal ramifications, but gradually the making of the fabulous and funny calendar brings each woman unexpectedly into flower.
With unforgettable songs, every performance continues to add to the millions already raised for charity and also prove that there is no such thing as an ordinary woman.