The WI ladies of the Yorkshire Dales, who in 1999 disrobed for a fund-raising calendar that made them instant celebrities, have spawned a film, a stage play and a musical. Today, two decades after the initial unveiling, and close to the same location, they prepared to take the show on the road.
Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s award-winning musical comedy CALENDAR GIRLS is touring the UK in 2018 and 2019 after receiving fantastic 5 star reviews in the West End. Audiences are saying “I’ve laughed at musicals, I’ve cried at musicals, but I’ve never cried and laughed at the same time.”
The musical tells the true story of Yorkshire’s own CALENDAR GIRLS – a group of ordinary ladies who achieved something extraordinary.
Book now and don’t miss this new musical comedy that The Times described as ‘pure gold’.
|16 Aug 2018||Calendar Girls||UK Tour, UK Multiple||Multiple||Buy ticket|
|23 Mar 2018||Rathdowney, Co Laois, Co Laois Holy Trinity Church||Holy Trinity Church|
|19 Dec 2017||Dublin, Dublin ( Ireland ) Clontarf Castle||Clontarf Castle|
|14 Dec 2017||Dublin, IE Bord Gais Energy Theatre||Bord Gais Energy Theatre|
|29 Jul 2017||Nass, IE Moat Theatre||Moat Theatre|
|28 Jan 2017||Naas, Co. Kildare, IE Moat Theatre||Moat Theatre|
|01 Jan 2017||Ardmore, Co. Waterford, IE St. Declans Church||St. Declans Church|
|29 Dec 2016||Dublin, IE Taylors Three Rock||Taylors Three Rock|
|04 Dec 2016||Newcastle West, IE Church of the Immaculate Conception||Church of the Immaculate Conception|
|03 Dec 2016||Macroom, Co. Cork, IE Riverside Park Hotel||Riverside Park Hotel|
|02 Dec 2016||Conaghy, Co. Kilkenny, IE St. Colmans Church||St. Colmans Church|
Over the past 30 years Rebecca has established herself as one of the most popular Leading Ladies in Musical Theatre, playing some of the most demanding roles including Eva Peron in ‘Evita’, Fantine in ‘Les Miserables’, Florence in ‘Chess’, Rose in ‘Aspects of Love’, Edith Piaf in ‘Piaf’, Joan of Arc in ‘Jeanne’ and most recently Miss Hannigan in ‘Annie’. At 23 she auditioned for her first Musical ‘Blood Brothers’ and although a little young to play Mrs. Johnstone – Liverpudlian Catholic mother of seven children – author Willy Russell was so captivated by her voice that he insisted Wardrobe & Make Up went to work to ‘age’ the young actress. Her portrayal of Mrs. Johnstone has become so popular that she still returns to the role after 27 years. In 1992 Rebecca devised, co-directed and starred in ‘Hollywood Ladies’ – a tribute to her many influences from the Silver Screen – among them Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, Julie Andrews and Gracie Fields. Together with her company of fourteen singers & dancers she was awarded Best Musical Review ’92. She was very proud to be invited to sing for the King of Norway at his Coronation in 1991 and has performed several times for the British Royal Family. Her recording career began in 1985 with a Top Twenty single ‘Putting On The Show’ which she performed on ‘Top of the Pops’, quickly followed by ‘Mr. Love’ the soundtrack from the David Putnam film of the same name. Rebecca has been presented with awards for her albums ‘Ovation’ – a tribute to the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, ‘Broadway by Storm’ produced by Nigel Warren Green and conducted by the legendary Harry Robinowitz and ‘Ireland by Storm’. In 2000 she released ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’ – recorded with sixty wonderful musicians and produced by Frank McNamara. Her CD ‘Celtic and Broadway” was released by Sony Music in 2003 and continues to sell around the world. Her latest album ‘The Essential Rebecca Storm’ is a double CD consisting of a live recording of her sell out concert at Dublins’ Grand Canal Theatre and a studio album produced by her husband and Musical Director Kenny Shearer. With numerous concerts, radio and TV appearances around the world, Rebecca enjoys a busy and varied career. After many years in Londons’ West End theatre world, Rebecca has now made Ireland her home and is more than thrilled with the honour of having her handprints set on the famous ‘Gaiety Theatre Walk Of Fame’.