Watch all the highlights from the star-studded launch of Calendar Girls The Musical
The Yorkshire village of Burnsall was in full bloom as Calendar Girls The Musical launched in style.
We couldn’t have picked a more beautiful day to head off on an adventure with the team from Liverpool Empire, to the Yorkshire Dales, as on Monday 30th April 2018, the sun was shining as a whole host of famous faces descended on the Burnsall Village Hall for the launch of a Calendar Girls The Musical.
Calendar Girls The Musical, written by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth, stars Fern Britton, Anna-Jane Casey, Ruth Madoc, Denise Welch, Rebecca Storm, Sara Crowe and Lorraine Bruce, sets off on a UK Tour, and comes to the Liverpool Empire from 27th November to 1st December2018. Based on the true story of a group of women who simply wanted to raise enough money for some home comforts at a local hospice….Calendar Girls has gone on to raise millions for Bloodwise charity and for 20 years, has continued to inspire us all with a heart-warming tale of community and friendship.
Watch above as we chat with the stars of the new show, the original Calendar Girls and of course Gary and Tim, the writing team behind the stunning new songs and lyrics that bring this moving story to life.
After a sneak peak at three brand new songs, performed live by the new cast members, Gary and Tim joined in a Q&A session before tucking into some freshly home made Victoria sponge, in true WI tradition. Meeting the original Calendar Girls, in their home town and hearing how they worked together to support a good friend through losing her husband, was very moving. The new cast have taken their roles to heart and feel a lot of pride in being able to re-tell the story in a brand new way. Tim and Gary have worked closely with the Calendar Girls to ensure the essence of the story remains firmly at its core, while being able to add new songs and a whole new set to bring it to life once more.
Don’t miss your opportunity to see and hear this incredible story come to life, prepare to laugh and cry in equal measure as Calendar Girls The Musical comes to the Liverpool Empire, from 27th November – 1st December 2018. Tickets are now on sale and you can get yours at www.atgtickets.com/shows/calendar-girls-the-musical .