Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's THE GIRLS at Phoenix Theatre
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
Chloe May Jackson
Claire Moore and Ben Hunter
JoAnna Riding and Claire Moore
David Baddiel with his daughter Dolly Loveday
Edward Hall and Issy van Randwyck
Josh Benson and Ben Hunter
Claire Machin and Josh Benson
Claire Machin, JoAnna Riding, and Claire Moore
Sophie-Louise Dann, Debbie Chazan, JoAnna Riding, Claire Moore, Claire Machin and Michele Dotrice
Claire Machin, JoAnna Riding, Claire Moore and Debbie Chazan
Debbie Chazan and Michele Dotrice
Lulu, Dannii Minogue and Elaine Paige
Martin Kemp, Penny Smith and Hayley Kemp
Ros Fawcett, Beryl Bamforth, Christine Clancy Angela Knowles and Tricia Stewart
Sophie- Louise Dann, Joanne Riding, Claire Moore and Jenny Gayner
Sophie-Louise Dann, Claire Machin, JoAnna Riding, Claire Moore, Debbie Chazen and Michele Dotrice
Martin Kemp and Hayley Kemp
Nigel Havers and Georgiana Bronfman
Penny Smith and Vince Leigh
Angela Knowles with her son and daughter
Tony Blackburn with his wife Debbie
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