Yesterday I mentioned that I would be writing about our girls day out in London and the new London musical – The Girls. So here it is..
We left Leicester at 11am on a VIP coach. The journey went so fast (which may be due to the amount of alcohol we consumed). The drinks were flowing and the party began – the perfect start to the perfect girls day out.
Once in London we split into two groups. We arrived in Camden Town where we went to a pub called ‘The Camden Eye’. After a few glasses of bubbly we were on the move again!
The next stop – Selfridges! For cocktails and a starter at the french restaurant ‘Aubaine’.
Once we had drank one too many cocktails it was off to Pizza Express to meet up with the rest of the group. All twenty of us had a meal together and were finally ready to watch the show.
I love the theatre and so do my family. We have seen so many west end shows and we could not wait to see what The Girls would be like. The Calendar Girls is a well known British film and we were all intrigued to see how it could be turned into a musical. It is an amazing true story about a group of ordinary ladies from Yorkshire, who appeared in and sold a nude calendar to raise money for and amazing cause.
It was the opening night at The Pheonix Theatre and it was not a disappointment. In fact the show was better than I could have imagined. Everyone laughed, cried, clapped and cheered. The emotions were flowing and I think I talk for every woman in the theatre last night when I say – The show was not only inspirational but it was so empowering. The story, the songs and the characters created an experience I will never forget. It made me feel like I could do anything, that I should embrace every opportunity, and showed that each and every woman is brave in their own way. The women in the show were amazingly brave to say the least. At the end of the show the real Calendar Girls were brought onto the stage and there was not a dry eye in the theatre.
Gary Barlow, who along with Tim Firth wrote the songs and created the show, gave a surprise appearance. Gary sang one of the musicals key songs and had everyone on their feet. The eight minute standing ovation at the end of the show said it all.
We have already decided we would love to go see the show again. I highly recommend it – especially as part of a girls day out in London.
Just a funny little addition… Here is how my mum reacted to the show as well as seeing one of her favourite performers Gary Barlow. She loved it! This is defiantly one moment I will never forget!
Love you Mum!!