Calendar Girls The Musical Arrives In York This February

Calendar Girls the Musical is a stage production that has gained immense popularity worldwide. It was inspired by the true story of a group of women from a village in Yorkshire, England, who decided to create a nude calendar to raise money for the Leukemia Research Fund after one of their husbands passed away from the disease. The story became a sensation, leading to the creation of numerous copycat calendars, a successful movie adaptation, and a stage play.

The musical, written by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth, takes the heartwarming and humorous elements of the original story and brings them to life through unforgettable songs. It has also coined the term ‘craughing’ to describe the unique experience of laughing and crying at the same time.

Every performance of Calendar Girls the Musical continues to contribute to the millions already raised for Blood Cancer UK, highlighting the power of ordinary women coming together to make a difference. The musical features a talented cast of music, stage, and television stars, including Laurie Brett (known for her role in EastEnders), Liz Carney (who has appeared in The Full Monty and The Mousetrap), Maureen Nolan (a member of the famous singing group The Nolan’s and known for her role in Blood Brothers), Lyn Paul (a former member of The New Seekers and also known for her role in Blood Brothers), Helen Pearson (known for her role in Hollyoak’s), Samantha Seager (known for her role in Coronation Street), and Honeysuckle Weeks (from the TV series Foyle’s War).

As the story unfolds, the ladies challenge societal preconceptions and discover their own strength and resilience. However, they soon realize that their decision to pose for the calendar will have emotional and personal consequences they may not have anticipated.

Calendar Girls the Musical is a heartwarming and empowering production that celebrates the power of friendship, community, and the indomitable spirit of ordinary women.

*Production images feature the 2023 cast of Calendar Girls the Musical

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