Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's THE GIRLS at Phoenix Theatre

By: Feb. 22, 2017
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THE GIRLS, based on the true story, the film and the award-winning play by Tim Firth, Calendar Girls, opened last night, Tuesday 21 February, at the Phoenix Theatre in London's West End, where it had previewed from 28 January 2017. The West End premiere follows sold-out runs at the Grand Theatre Leeds and the Lowry Salford late 2015/early 2016. In the West End, the producers have made a commitment to there being no 'premium-rated' seats and no booking fees if tickets are purchased via the official show and theatre websites or direct from the theatre.

The 'Girls' will be played by Debbie Chazen as Ruth, Sophie-Louise Dann as Celia,Michele Dotrice as Jessie, Claire Machin as Cora, Claire Moore as Chris and JoAnna Riding as Annie. Also in the cast will be Joe Caffrey as Rod, Jeremy Clyde as Denis, John Davitt as Doctor, Soo Drouet as Brenda, James Gaddas as John, Jenny Gayner as Miss Wilson(coffee), Steve Giles as Lawrence, Maxwell Hutcheon as Colin, Shirley Jameson as Miss Wilson (tea), Marian McLoughlin as Marie, Judith Street as Lady Cravenshire and Jane Lambert, Rebecca Louis, Victoria Blackburn and Frazer Hadfield, and introducing Josh Benson as Tommo, Ben Hunter as Danny and Chloe May Jackson as Jenny.

Check out photos from opening night below!

Photo credit: Alan Davidson

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Gary Barlow The Girls
Chloe May Jackson The Girls
Claire Moore and Ben Hunter The Girls
JoAnna Riding and Claire Moore The Girls
Dannii Minogue The Girls
David Baddiel with his daughter Dolly Loveday The Girls
Denis Lawson The Girls
Edward Hall and Issy van Randwyck The Girls
Frank Skinner The Girls
JoAnna Riding The Girls
Josh Benson and Ben Hunter The Girls
Claire Machin and Josh Benson The Girls
Kacey Ainsworth The Girls
Kevin Whately The Girls
Claire Machin, JoAnna Riding, and Claire Moore The Girls
Sophie-Louise Dann, Debbie Chazan, JoAnna Riding, Claire Moore, Claire Machin and Michele Dotrice The Girls
Claire Machin, JoAnna Riding, Claire Moore and Debbie Chazan The Girls
Debbie Chazan and Michele Dotrice The Girls
Lulu, Dannii Minogue and Elaine Paige The Girls
Martin Kemp, Penny Smith and Hayley Kemp The Girls
Ros Fawcett, Beryl Bamforth, Christine Clancy Angela Knowles and Tricia Stewart The Girls
Sophie- Louise Dann, Joanne Riding, Claire Moore and Jenny Gayner The Girls
Sophie-Louise Dann, Claire Machin, JoAnna Riding, Claire Moore, Debbie Chazen and Michele Dotrice The Girls
Martin Kemp and Hayley Kemp The Girls
Nigel Havers and Georgiana Bronfman The Girls
Penny Smith and Vince Leigh The Girls
Pixie Lott The Girls
Angela Knowles with her son and daughter The Girls
Tony Blackburn with his wife Debbie