This year sees the opening of a fabulous new musical comedy based on some of our most inspirational fundraisers, the Calendar Girls.
Written by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth, and based on the film and award-winning play, the show will open in London’s West End at the Phoenix Theatre, with performances from 28 January 2017.
This musical comedy tells the story of the Calendar Girls, which began in 1998 when John Baker, husband of Angela Baker, sadly passed away a few short months after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Following her loss, Angela and her friends set about creating the famous ‘alternative’ Women’s Institute calendar, to give themselves something to focus on during this difficult time. Since that first calendar in 1999, the Calendar Girls have continued their amazing fundraising efforts and have raised millions of pounds for Bloodwise.
The new show, in support of Bloodwise, is a feel-good retelling of how a group of ordinary ladies achieved something extraordinary.