Calendar Girls
A musical by Gary Barlow & Tim Firth

Calendar Girls

21/07/22 - 23/07/22

Tip Top Productions are coming to Storyhouse in Chester!



The death of a much-loved husband prompts a group of ordinary women in a small Yorkshire Women's Institute to do an extraordinary thing. Blasting away all preconceptions of what it is to be in a women's institute, they decide to do an artistic nude calendar to raise money for charity. Upturning preconceptions is a dangerous business and none of them expect the emotional and personal ramifications, but gradually the making of the fabulous and funny calendar brings each woman unexpectedly into flower.

The true story of the Calendar Girls launched a global phenomenon, a million copycat calendars, a record-breaking movie, stage play and musical written by Tim Firth and Gary Barlow which coined the term "craughing” - the act of crying and laughing at the same time.

With unforgettable Gary Barlow songs, every performance continues to add to the millions already raised for charity and also prove that there is no such thing as an ordinary woman.

Download the production programme HERE


Annie  - Clare Thompson

Chris -  Helen Lacey

Cora - Sandra Jones

Celia  - Zillah Edwards

Jessie  - Hilary Wiseman

Ruth - Rachel Sumner

Marie  - Sally Dillon

John - Bill Robertson

Rod  - Rob Tolefree

Dennis - Rob Lyon

Brenda - Rachel Ralison

Miss Wilson (Coffee) - Beryl Blackmore

Miss Wilson (Tea) - Muriel Jennings

Lawrence - Finn Hibbert

Colin - John Lindop

Lady Cravenshire - Rachel Ralison

Tommo  - Jack Marsh

Danny - Ben Rackham

Jenny  - Brogan Craine



Director - Peter Swingler OBE

Musical Director - Simon Phillips

Choreographer and Co-director - Rhian Underwood

Stage Manager - Nick Roberts

Rehearsal DSM - Chrissy Clegg

Performance DSM - Rob Stevens

Props - Muriel Jennings, Sandra Rogers


Thursday 21st July 7.30pm

Friday 22nd July 2.30pm

Friday 22nd July 7.30pm

Saturday 23rd July 2.30pm

Saturday 23rd July 7.30pm

Box office now open. Prices from £14 (before the Storyhouse booking fees)