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Tim Firth is a British playwright, screenwriter, and composer, born on September 10, 1964, in Wirral, Merseyside, England. He is best known for his work on the stage and screen, including his Tony-nominated musical, The Girls, and the hit film, Calendar Girls.

Firth began his career as a writer in the 1990s, penning episodes for popular British television shows, such as The Bill and Emmerdale. He later transitioned to writing for the stage, and in 1998, he co-wrote the play, Neville's Island, which premiered at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, North Yorkshire.
In 2003, Firth wrote the screenplay for the film, Calendar Girls, which was based on a true story about a group of middle-aged women who posed nude for a charity calendar. The film was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $96 million worldwide and earning Firth a BAFTA nomination for Best Original Screenplay.
Firth's success with Calendar Girls led to more opportunities in the film industry. He went on to write the screenplays for Kinky Boots (2005), starring Joel Edgerton and Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009), starring Isla Fisher.
Despite his success in film, Firth remained committed to the stage. In 2008, he wrote the book for the musical, The Girls, which was based on the same true story that inspired Calendar Girls. The Girls premiered at the Phoenix Theatre in London's West End in 2017, and was nominated for three Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical and Best Actress in a Musical for Joanna Riding.
In addition to his work as a writer, Firth has also composed music for the stage. He wrote the music and lyrics for the 2009 musical, This Is My Family, which premiered at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. The show was later revived at the National Theatre in London in 2013, and was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical.
Firth's most recent work includes the book and lyrics for the musical, The Band, which premiered at the Manchester Opera House in 2017. The show, which features the music of the popular British band, Take That, follows a group of teenage girls who idolize the band and reunite years later to see them perform. The Band went on to have a successful UK tour, and was nominated for five Whatsonstage Awards, including Best New Musical.

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Source Material

Tim Firth Awards and Nominations

Olivier Awards - 2010 - Best New Comedy

Tim Firth, Calendar Girls

Olivier Awards - 2003 - The Hilton Award for Best New Musical

Tim FirthOur House

Olivier Awards - 1995 - Best Comedy

Tim FirthNeville's Island

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Tim Firth News

Zachary James and George Francis Come to Crazy Coqs in July

Zachary James and George Francis, pianist, will offer a cabaret of musical theatre favorites at Crazy Coqs, Monday, 15 July, 2024 at 7pm and 9:15pm.
Review: CALENDAR GIRLS, The Mill at Sonning

Unlike Firth’s decision to stretch out the film’s first half for the musical, confusingly ending it on the long-awaited calendar photoshoot, his play adaptation allows the audience to see the impact the calendar has on the outside world and the women’s personal lives.
STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY World Premiere & More Set for Delaware Theatre Company 24/25 Season

Delaware Theatre Company has revealed its 2024/25 Season. See full programming and learn how to purchase tickets.
CALENDAR GIRLS Comes To Repertory Theatre In New Britain This Month

Connecticut Theatre Company will present CALENDAR GIRLS, a play based on a true story of eleven women who posed nude for a charity calendar, running from March 8th to March 24th at the Repertory Theatre in New Britain.
Riverside Theatre Presents The Multi-Award-Winning, International Hit KINKY BOOTS

Riverside Theatre presents the multi-award-winning, international hit musical Kinky Boots. Don't miss this Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award-winning production.
Cast Set For PRISCILLA THE PARTY, Beginning This March

The full cast has been announced for the eagerly awaited PRISCILLA THE PARTY! at HERE @ Outernet in London’s Soho. Learn more about the cast here!
CALENDAR GIRLS Comes to The King's Theatre, Glasgow in February

The girls are back – with even more laughter, more joy, more songs – and bigger iced buns! After opening to rave reviews this autumn, the freshly reimagined UK tour of the smash-hit production Calendar Girls the Musical, written by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth arrives in Glasgow next month.
MY FAVORITE THINGS Concert, Featuring Audra McDonald, Julian Ovenden, Aaron Tveit, and More, Will Come to Cinemas This February

CinemaLive has announced a new season of musical events to play in 475 cinemas across the UK and Ireland in 2024, including My Favorite Things, starring Audra McDonald, Julian Ovenden, Aaron Tveit, and more. Check out the full slate here!
Details Revealed For Upcoming Tours of BLOOD BROTHERS, CALENDAR GIRLS, and More in 2024

Bill Kenwright Ltd has announced their upcoming Spring 2024 touring productions, which include Blood Brothers, Calendar Girls the Musical, Twelve Angry men, and Sleuth. Casting and tour dates have been revealed for all four touring productions. Learn more about the full lineup below!
Review: KINKY BOOTS at Chapel Off Chapel

Kinky Boots has returned to Melbourne in a blissfully boutique production, produced by James Terry Collective. With a story that centres around the importance of accepting others for who they truly are, Kinky Boots seems relevant now more than ever before.
Muskegon Civic Theatre to Celebrate The Holidays With CALENDAR GIRLS

Muskegon Civic Theatre will celebrate the holidays with their production of Calendar Girls, based on the true story of WI members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for charity. Directed by Penelope Notter.
Bros Theatre Company Returns To Hampton Hill Theatre With CALENDAR GIRLS THE MUSICAL

Bros Theatre Company will present Calendar Girls The Musical, an uplifting story of women who dared to believe.
Video: Watch Highlights from CALENDAR GIRLS THE MUSICAL UK Tour

Production highlights from the new production of Calendar Girls the Musical have been released. Watch the cast in action in this video!
Everyman Theatre Cheltenham Unveils New Season Brochure

The Everyman Theatre has announced the release of its new brochure, and unveiled a captivating line up of shows that promises to entertain and inspire audiences throughout the upcoming season. Learn more about the full upcoming production lineup here!

Production photos from the new production of Calendar Girls the Musical have been released. Written by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth, the cast includes recent stars from Coronation Street and EastEnders (Amy Robbins and Tanya Franks), three recording stars whose hit records have approached nearly 70 million in sales (Lyn Paul with The New Seekers, Maureen Nolan with The Nolans and musical theatre star Marti Webb), the co-star of one of TV’s most popular series of the last twenty years (Honeysuckle Weeks of Foyles War), and Paula Tappenden star of Blood Brothers.  
KINKY BOOTS Comes to Chester Next Year

KINKY BOOTS struts onto the Storyhouse stage, spreading its message of empowerment and acceptance, in 2024. Learn more about the musical and find out how to get tickets here!
THE ADOBE THEATER to Present CALENDAR GIRLS Opening in September

Adobe Theatre will present Calender Girls from September 1- 24, 2023, Fridays and Saturdays at 7.30pm, Sundays at 2pm. Pay What You Will performance Thursday, September 21 at 7.30pm.
Milton Keynes Theatre Confirms Autumn Season Line Up

Milton Keynes Theatre has enjoyed a fabulous season so far this year with smash- hit musicals, stunning dance, thrilling drama and sublime opera and the lineup for the autumn season is just as spectacular.
Jennifer Ellison Joins Cast Of GREATEST DAYS At The King's Theatre

The King's Theatre, Glasgow has announced that Jennifer Ellison is joining The Official Take That Musical GREATEST DAYS, with a book by award-winning playwright Tim Firth and produced by Adam Kenwright for Kindred Partners. Jennifer will join the tour in the role of Rachel from Monday 21 August at The King's Theatre, Glasgow. GREATEST DAYS will run at The King's Theatre, Glasgow from Monday 21 to Saturday 26 August 2023.
Video: Get a First Look at Take That Musical GREATEST DAYS UK Tour

Get a first look at the Take That Musical GREATEST DAYS UK Tour with this exciting video. Find out where the show is running and get a sneak peek of what to expect from this highly anticipated musical event.


How many shows has Tim Firth written?

Tim Firth has written 3 shows including Calendar Girls (Playwright), Kinky Boots (Source Material), The Band (Writer).

What awards has Tim Firth been nominated for?

Tim Firth has been nominated for several prestigious awards. These include Best New Comedy at the Olivier Awards for "Calendar Girls," The Hilton Award for Best New Musical at the Olivier Awards for "Our House," and Best Comedy at the Olivier Awards for "Neville's Island."

What awards has Tim Firth won?

Tim Firth won The Hilton Award for Best New Musical (Olivier Awards) for Our House.

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