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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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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.


The cast has been revealed for the new production of Calendar Girls the Musical, written by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth. Learn more about the cast, the tour, and how to get tickets, here!

Matthew Kelly and Denise Welch Will Lead New Play THE GAP at Hope Mill Theatre

Hope Mill Theatre presents the world premiere of new play THE GAP by Jim Cartwright, starring Matthew Kelly and Denise Welch, directed by Anthony Banks.

Cast Announced For New UK Tour of CALENDAR GIRLS, Launching This August

A new U.K. tour of Calendar Girls the Musical is set to launch this August at the Theatre Royal Windsor.

Jennifer Ellison Joins the UK Tour of The Official Take That Musical GREATEST DAYS

 Jennifer Ellison is joining The Official Take That Musical GREATEST DAYS, with a book by award-winning playwright Tim Firth. 

City Lights Theatre Company to Present KINKY BOOTS in July

City Lights Theater Company will bring Kinky Boots to San Jose this summer.

GREATEST DAYS Comes to South African Cinemas This Week

Immerse yourself in a magical journey of music, friendship, and nostalgia with the highly anticipated musical film, GREATEST DAYS, hitting local cinemas in South Africa on 16 June 2023.

GREATEST DAYS Comes to the Milton Keynes Theatre in July

The Official Take That Musical Greatest Days, with a book by award-winning playwright Tim Firth. will play at Milton Keynes Theatre from 03 – 08 July.

142 Throckmorton Theatre Presents A New Production of KINKY BOOTS THE MUSICAL

142 Throckmorton Theatre presents their new production of KINKY BOOTS THE MUSICAL, the uplifting, TRUE story about a struggling shoe factory that takes an unusual turn to rescue its bottom line. Along the way, the musical challenges audiences to 'Accept someone for who they are'.

Photos: Inside Opening Night of GREATEST DAYS: THE MUSICAL At The Palace Theatre

Last night, Greatest Days: The Musical celebrated the beginning of the show’s Manchester dates at the Palace Theatre. Guests in attendance included Bianca Gascoigne alongside stars from Coronation Street and Waterloo Road. See photos from the event below. 

CALENDAR GIRLS Comes to the Conejo Players Theatre This Month

Opening May 26, the Conejo Players Theatre will present Calendar Girls. Cancer touches many lives, and it's often the strength of your community that helps pull you through. Based on a true story and written by Tim Firth, it’s a charming and funny tale of the enduring power of sisterhood, friendship and long-lived relationships.

Photos: First Look at GREATEST DAYS: The Official Take That Musical

All new production photos have been released for the UK and Ireland tour of The Official Take That Musical GREATEST DAYS which opened at Bromley's Churchill Theatre on 6 May.

Centre Stage London Reveals Full Cast and Creative Team For OUR HOUSE THE MADNESS MUSICAL in Summer 2023

Centre Stage London have announced the full cast and creative team for their Summer production of the Olivier Award winning musical Our House by Tim Firth, with Music & Lyrics by Madness.


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

Tim Firth has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. Some of his notable nominations 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." These nominations highlight Firth's talent and recognition in the industry.

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

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