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    Backstage: The Girls

    Gary Barlow and Tim Firth have created The Girls - now performing in the West End. Following its' premiere at The Lowry in January 2016 the show continued to evolve before arriving at the Phoenix Theatre in London.

    THE GIRLS is the true story of the Yorkshire CALENDAR GIRLS - a group of ordinary ladies who achieved something extraordinary.

    This new musical comedy has brought together the writing talents of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth who grew up in the same village in the North of England and have been friends for 25 years.

    "We're gonna write a musical together... I want you to make your own record... your own songs"
    Hear how Gary Barlow and Tim Firth collaborated on the epic score for The Girls:

    Tim Firth shares the tale of how he convinced Gary Barlow that the story of the Calendar Girls would make what we reckon is the first great West End musical of 2017!

    We spoke to the co-creators about this evolution:

    The Girls will continue to run at the Phoenix Theatre, London until Saturday 22nd April 2017. Get tickets and more information here.

    You can hear more from Gary and Tim plus tracks including Dare and Yorkshire regularly on Matinee Radio!