Phoenix Theatre
Charing Cross Road
London, WC2H 0JG
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Opened: 28 Jan 2017
Booking from: 28 Mar 2017
Booking until: 21 Sep 2017
Duration: 2 hours 45 mins (including interval)



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  • laurenmaytheatre 5"7 female 278 reviews 4 helpful votes
    100% total rating The Girls, 24th March 2017
    “One more year in Yorkshire”, or should I say ‘One more year in London please!”. The Girls definitely deserves it’s place at the Phoenix Theatre. Based on the film Calendar Girls, this heart-warming musical comedy by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth made me laugh, cry and return back within the same week! The Girls gave me just about every emotion in the book. Saying that, whenever a tear was in my eye it would quickly be wiped away while I was in fits of giggles. The show received a standing ovation and rightly so. I urge everyone to see this uplifting, hilarious and beautiful musical. I know I’ll be back, and I know I’ll be leaving the theatre feeling like I can achieve anything I put my mind to with a smile on my face.
    Sat in Stalls G15
    This view was amazing. I could see everything brilliantly. The seat was right in the middle of the row on the aisle. The legroom was good and the comfort was good. I was actually upgraded for free to this seat from the upper circle so I was extremely happy. The view was amazing!!
    G15 Stalls - Phoenix Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls G15
  • harrytj21 12 reviews 1 helpful vote
    100% total rating The Girls, 28th January 2017
    GO AND SEE THIS WONDERFUL SHOW!!!! What an evening. I saw the first preview of the girls in London and the crowd was electric. What a fantastic show. I hope it does so well in the West End, it really deserves to! A true story with heart in its soul. The music was beautiful, the casting was perfect and the show was just brilliant. I thought this show might be more for ladies, or older couples, but as a male student teacher I thoroughly enjoyed this show and have booked again to see it TWICE more! I simply can't get enough of it. It was so uplifting, joyous and I left with such a smile on my face and a feeling that I could do anything. GO AND SEE THIS WONDERFUL SHOW!!!!
    Sat in Stalls Q6
    A little overhand from the dress circle, but for the show (The Girls) it did not effect the view at all. Seats were very comfortable and great value for money.
    Q6 Stalls - Phoenix Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls Q6
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  • harrytj21 12 reviews 1 helpful vote
    100% total rating The Girls, 9th March 2017
    One word, INCREDIBLE! The best new, British show right now! What a show. Never have I felt such change in emotions in one show. It was funny, bold, emotional, brave and just wonderful. The music was wonderful as were the cast, who all deserve their Olivier nominations (I hope they win!!). The story is one that resonates with many people, and the standing ovation before the curtain call even began says it all. A truly brilliant show that comes from the heart. Already have my tickets for April to bring the family! GO AND SEE THIS WONDERFUL SHOW!!!
    Very good seat. You could see everything very clearly, however there was a bar that blocked certain parts of the show very briefly. This wasn't much of an issue though. Very good value seat, highly recommended!
    A5 Grand Circle - Phoenix Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Grand Circle A5
  • susannahrosemn 5"3 female 88 reviews 2 helpful votes
    80% total rating The Girls, 14th February 2017
    Really loved this new musical by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth, which truly deserves this run on the West End. Wasn't entirely sure what to expect, but there is nothing twee or sickly about this heart-warming, joyful musical. The set is a little bit questionable and Barlow's songs don't exactly stick with you, but there's an impeccable cast at the core of this production, alongside an inspirational story. Thought the humour might be a little dated (especially as I was one of the youngest in the theatre), but it's just a genuinely very funny script, and I found myself laughing throughout. The three young actors were also excellent, and their side-story provided a lot of humour. Such a joy to see this musical in the West End and would recommend to anyone for an extremely enjoyable night out!
    Sat in Stalls H27
    A really great seat toward the front of the Stalls. This is one away from being at the end of the aisle, so legroom is ample and the seats are plush and very comfortable. It's a great view of the stage - a speaker hanging above the Dress Circle does cut off very minimal parts of stage right, but this really won't affect your enjoyment of the production. You could see the entire stage and every detail on the actors' faces. I would note that because you are toward the side of the theatre and near the speakers, the sound is occasionally a little badly mixed, so you might struggle to hear some of the vocals. But overall a great seat and would 100% recommend sitting here.
The stalls at the Phoenix Theatre have a good rake, allowing for good views, with even the front rows avoiding too much neck craning. The best seats are in the central section, although most areas of the Stalls will provide good views.

The Dress Circle generally offers good views of the stage, especially from the centre, but Rows A and B can be obstructed slightly by a safety rail, while the Upper Circle does slightly overhand the rear couple of rows. The Upper Circle itself is similar to the Dress Circle in layout, however the ends of the rows can give quite a side on view.
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The Girls is the brand new musical based on the hit movie and play Calendar Girls and is set to open at the Phoenix Theatre in London’s West End in February 2017, with tickets going on sale on 16th September 2016.

National treasure, knight of the realm and one of the busiest men in music, Gary Barlow’s newest creation is The Girls written with Tim Firth, the screenwriter of the original film.

This heart-warming new musical tells the true story of a group of Yorkshire women who create a rather racy nude calendar to fundraise for Leukemia Research, all under the banner of the Women’s Institute.

The original film was directed by Nigel Cole and released in 2003, starring Helen Mirren and Julie Walters, soon becoming a national film favourite, and making the tale of the daring Yorkshire ladies known throughout the country.

A stage play of the film, adapted by Tim Firth and directed by Hamish McColl came to the West End in 2009 at the Noel Coward Theatre, where it achieved great acclaim before going on a nationwide tour.

This new musical version sees Tim Firth team up with Gary Barlow, to create a show that has already received rave reviews when a read through to raise money for a blood cancer charity, close to the original Yorkshire location of the real life Calendar Girls. The production then amazed crowds in Leeds and Salford, before it opens for its full West End run.

Gary Barlow is one of the country’s most popular musicians, having fronted the pop band Take That for countless years, being an X-Factor judge on Saturday night TV and creating the hugely successful Broadway musical Finding Neverland which opened in March 2015 and ran for 17 months. Most recently Barlow has been heard on the soundtrack to the Eddie the Eagle film, before returning to his newest project.

Tim Firth is a much loved British TV, film and stage writer, having created much loved classics such as the original Kinky Boots and Calendar Girls films, as well as plays Our House and The Flint Street Nativity.

The Girls stars Michele Dotrice (Some Mother’s Do Ave Em) as Jessie, Debbie Chazen (Psychoville, Topsy Turvy) as Ruth, Claire Moore (The Phantom Of The Opera, Miss Saigon) as Chris, Sophie-Louise Dann (Made In Dagenham, Bend It Like Beckham) as Celia, Claire Machin (Titanic, Mary Poppins) as Cora and Joanna Riding (My Fair Lady, Carousel) as Annie. The show will also feature an all-star creative team including direction by Tim Firth, musical staging by Lizzi Gee, comedy staging by Jos Houben and design by Robert Jones.

The Girls is set to open at the Phoenix Theatre in on 21st February 2017, with previews running from 28th January 2017 and tickets going on sale on 16th September 2016.
The Girls is perfect for anyone that loves a heart-warming true story. With original writer Tim Firth and much-loved musician Gary Barlow combining forces, you can certainly expect a brilliant and moving performance that will both make you laugh and cry.

Age Recommendations: May not be suitable for very young children