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Calendar Girls the Musical – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Writer: Tim Firth and Gary Barlow Director: Matt Ryan Reviewer: Dan English Preconceptions are thrown out of the window, along with pretty much everything else, as the Calendar Girls lay everything bare as part of its UK tour, reaching Dartford’s Orchard Theatre. Continuing their successful musical theatre partnership, Tim Firth and Gary Barlow combine again to provide an entertaining book ...

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The Band – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Writer: Tim Firth Director: Kim Gavin and Jack Ryder Music: Take That Reviewer: Dan English There’s nineties nostalgia aplenty in The Band, the triumphant new musical, which combines the pen of Tim Firth and the songs of Take That, putting every punter of a certain age back in the midst of their pop band obsession. It’s a feeling we’re all ...

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The Band – The Lowry, Salford

Book: Tim Firth Music: Take That Director: Kim Gavin and Jack Ryder Reviewer: Lauren Maughan Watching a performance of The Band is a night you’ll never forget. Great songs, a great cast and a great bit of nostalgia for some of us– this show is one not to be missed. The story travels us through time, from the past to the ...

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Calendar Girls: The Musical – Liverpool Empire

Writers: Tim Firth & Gary Barlow Director: Matt Ryan Reviewer: John Roberts Tim Firth is no stranger to Calendar Girls having penned the original movie screenplay in 2003 and then the stage production in 2008. Now working in partnership with singer/songwriter and lead singer of Take That, Gary Barlow, the pair have re-worked the cheeky true story of a group of ...

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Calendar Girls the Musical – The Lowry, Salford

Book, Music and Lyrics – Gary Barlow and Tim Firth Director: Matt Ryan Reviewer: Kate Goerner The musical version of the famous true story of the Yorkshire Women’s Institute members who stripped off returns to The Lowry, where it enjoyed a pre-West End run two years ago. Back then it was called simply The Girls- but following its West End ...

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The Band – Sheffield Lyceum

Writer: Tim Firth Music & Lyrics: Take That Director: Kim Gavin and Jack Ryder Reviewer: Sheila Stratford The Band tells the story of five teenage girlfriends bound together as dedicated fans of the boy band Take That. When they leave school, they go their separate ways only to be reunited 25 years later to attend a Take That concert in ...

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Calendar Girls, the Musical – The Grand, Leeds

Writers:  Gary Barlow and Tim Firth Design: Robert Jones Musical Staging: Lucy Hind Director: Matt Ryan Orchestrations: Steve Parry Reviewer: Rob Atkinson To judge a musical theatre rendition of a story against its original movie production, or even against the in-between incarnation of a stage play, is to risk comparing chalk with cheese; they’re simply different animals with different types ...

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The Band – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Book: Tim Firth Music: Take That Director: Kim Gavin & Jack Ryder Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Firstly, a fact needs to be stated that this is not the Take That story. The words Take That are never uttered in the entire two and a half hours of the show. You would also be mistaken for thinking that the boyband recruited from the ...

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