The Girls Sets West End Closing Date and Subsequent UK Tour

Producers Dafydd Rogers and David Pugh announced that The Girls at Phoenix Theatre will play its final West End performance on 15th July 2017.

Created by Gary Barlow, this musical comedy is inspired by a true story of a group of ladies who decided to pose nude for a Women’s Institute calendar to raise funds for their local hospital.

Fans should not worry, however. They have also revealed that the production will go on a two-year tour around the UK beginning 15th August 2018.

About The Girls cast

The Girls at Phoenix Theatre
The cast of The Girls at Phoenix Theatre. The West End production has announced its closing date on 15th July 2017. Photo courtesy of Love Theatre.

Debbie Chazen, who stars as Ruth, made her musical debut in The Girls. Chazen also played in several other theatre productions including A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur and Listen, We’re Family.

Sophie-Louise Dann stars as Celia. After training at Arts Educational Schools London, she worked in opera, musical theatre, radio, and film. Her credits include Bend It Like Beckham (Phoenix Theatre), Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night, and Doctors (BBC). Meanwhile, her singing career got her to headline at the Royal Albert Hall as part of Raymond Gubbay’s Christmas Festival.

Michele Dotrice, who plays Jessie, is best known for her role as Betty in BBC’s Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em. At aged 16, Dotrice joined the Royal Shakespeare Company and appeared in several classic plays. Moreover, she played in other theatre productions including Nell Gwynn (Apollo Theatre), The Importance of Being Earnest (Tour & Vaudeville Theatre), and The Ladykillers (Tour).

Meanwhile, Marian McLoughlin stars as Marie. After graduating from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, she played in regional theatre productions such as The Merchant of Venice and Absent Friends. Meanwhile, her London theatre work includes Edmund and After the Fall.

Also in The Girls are Claire Moore, Claire Machin, Joanna Riding, Joe Caffrey, Jeremy Clyde, John Davitt, Soo Drouet, James Gaddas, Jenny Gayner, Steve Giles, and more.