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Flint Street Nativity - the script

The script, available from Samuel French.

ISBN:  0573111316
ISBN-13:  978057311131-0

Corstorphine Road

Corstorphine Cast in stage

The play Calendar Girls

The film Calendar Girls

Sign of the Times with Stephen Tompkinson

Kinky Boots

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Harmless Flirting

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The play Calendar Girls

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This page carries the archive news from beginning of 2008 until the end of 2009.

 

aOUR HOUSE
The show, OUR HOUSE - THE MUSICAL, won Best Musical at the 2003 Laurence Olivier Awards and has only just been released for amateur groups, but already Weinbergers are reporting an unprecedented demand for the show. There are a number of productions in the coming months and we have listed some of them on the WHAT'S ON PAGE. We have opened up a forum on the site for groups performing OUR HOUSE to share ideas and experience. Click here to add your comments. (
21/12/09)

aTHE CORSTORPHINE ROAD NATIVITY
Tim's new Scottish version of 'The Flint Street Nativity'
, THE CORSTORPHINE ROAD NATIVITY, opens this Thursday 3rd December and runs until 19th December at the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh. Tickets are available from the Box Office: 0131 529 6000. (01/12/09)

aMORE GREEK CALENDAR GIRLS
The CALENDAR GIRLS stage show which opened at the Kivotos Theatre in Athens a few weeks ago has now been extended until 20th December due to huge ticket demand. See the WHAT'S ON PAGE for more up to date information. (26/11/09)

aCALENDAR GIRLS IN ATHENS
The CALENDAR GIRLS message is now spreading across the world. The hit stage show opened at the Kivotos Theatre in Athens a few days ago. See the WHAT'S ON PAGE for more information. (16/11/09)

aCALENDAR GIRLS IN AUSTRALIA
Australia’s leading theatre producer John Frost will produce the British hit stage show CALENDAR GIRLS in Australia in 2010. Auditions have already taken place and the show will open in Sydney and Melbourne in April 2010. (14/11/09)

aNEW CALENDAR GIRLS FOR TOUR
The cast for the new national tour of CALENDAR GIRLS in 2010 is now confirmed.  Lynda Bellingham returns to the show with Gemma Atkinson, Judith Barker, Debbie Chazen, Letitia Dean and Jan Harvey. CALENDAR GIRLS will open at the Chichester Theatre on the 27th January. See the WHAT'S ON PAGE for details of the tour. (06/11/09)

aCALENDAR GIRLS GOES ON TOUR
CALENDAR GIRLS will close at the West End's Noel Coward Theatre on the 9th January, in preparation for a major tour of the UK which will take in most of 2010. The stage adaptation of Tim Firth's hit film broke box office records on tour last year before transferring to the Noel Coward in the spring of 2009, where it continued to break box office records. CALENDAR GIRLS will open at the Chichester Theatre on the 27th January. See the WHAT'S ON PAGE for details of the tour. (26/09/09)

aAMATEUR PRODUCTIONS
Tim Firth's seasonal comedy THE FLINT STREET NATIVITY and the Madness Musical OUR HOUSE have been printed and may become available for amateur productions soon. THE FLINT STREET NATIVITY (see left panel on this page) will be published by Samuel French. OUR HOUSE will be published by Josef Weinbergers. (08/09/09)

aTHE CORSTORPHINE ROAD NATIVITY
Tim Firth's, The Corstorphine Road Nativity is a great family comedy but be warned... "you may never see your child's Nativity in the same light again"! (The Independent). The casting for Tim's Christmas comedy (directed by Jo Ried) is completed and includes, Colin McCredie (Taggart); Julie Wilson Nimmo (Balamory); Steven McNicoll (Legit); Ryan Fletcher (RiverCity); Gail Watson (Sunshine on Leith); Shabana Bakhsh (Waterloo Road); Sara Crowe (Four Weddings & A Funeral); Jane McCarry (Still Game); Gordon Kennedy (Robin Hood); Jimmy Chisholm (Take the High Road). Dates and Box Office details are on the 'WHAT'S ON' page. (04/09/09)

aAND NOW IN COLOUR
Tim Firth's radio series, AND NOW, IN COLOUR, is back on BBC7. All six episodes of the series of this award winning comedy will be broadcast, beginning on Friday 17th July at 11pm. And don't forget, if you miss an episode you can listen again via the BBC's website. (11/07/09)

aTHE CORSTORPHINE ROAD NATIVITY
The dates have been set for Tim's new Scottish version of 'THE FLINT STREET NATIVITY'.
The play will run from 3rd December to 19th December at the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh. Tickets are available from the Box Office: 0131 529 6000. (30/06/09)

aFLINT STREET NATIVITY IS MOVING!
A new production of Tim Firth's seasonal hit show will premiere this Christmas in Edinburgh. Renamed THE CORSTORPHINE ROAD NATIVITY, the play is currently being re-written by Tim for it's new Scottish setting. (22/06/09)

aVIDEO for TIM FIRTH . COMvideo here
Over the coming weeks we will be adding video extracts of Tim's film and television plays. Those eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed our first addition is a snippet from Tim's very popular ALL QUIET ON THE PRESTON FRONT, starring Colin Buchanan, Paul Haigh, Caroline Catz and Stephen Tompkinson. Look out for the icon (above) for more video. (4/06/09)

aNEW GIRLS FOR THE CALENDAR
A new cast will take over in CALENDAR GIRLS, from 28th July. Gemma Atkinson will play Elaine, Jill Baker (Annie), EastEnders' June Brown (Jessie), Richenda Carey (Marie), Sara Crowe (Ruth), Anita Dobson (Chris), Jill Halfpenny (Cora) and Jerry Hall (Celia). Jack Ryder will play the photographer Lawrence. CALENDAR GIRLS is at the Noel Coward Theatre, in London's West End – Box Office: 0844 482 5140. (30/05/09)

aHARMLESS FLIRTING ON THE WEB
Tim's music is now available for you to listen to direct from this website. Four tracks from Tim's CD HARMLESS FLIRTING are available to listen to from the music page here.. (22/05/09)

aCALENDAR GIRLS - Q & A
Theatregoers
to CALENDAR GIRLS last week at the West End’s Noel Coward Theatre were treated to a insight into the dramatisation of the true story when they were joined by Tim Firth after the performance for a question and answer session. You can read the interview here. (07/04/09)

aCALENDAR GIRLS 10th Anniversary
A group of the original CALENDAR GIRLS celebrated the 10th anniversary of their decision to strip - and are preparing to launch their new calendar next month. The women's fundraising has topped almost £2 million over the past decade and a BBC Inside Out documentary, shown last night, documented how they came to produce the calendar in the modest hope of raising enough money to buy a sofa for a hospital waiting room. You can see the BBC programme here on BBC iPlayer. (30/04/09)

aTim talks to What's On Stage Magazine
With CALENDAR GIRLS opening in London's WEST END (Noel Coward Theatre this Saturday 4th April), Tim talks to What's On Stage Magazine about the writing of CALENDAR GIRLS for both film and stage. You can read Tim's interview on the WHAT'S ON STAGE web-site. (4/04/09)

aCALENDAR GIRLS opens in London's WEST END
CALENDAR GIRLS, which The Guardian described as “A show whose feelgood factor is sky-high”, begins its WEST END run at the Noel Coward Theatre this Saturday (4th April). The recent leg of the British tour has been wowing the audiences across the country, sold out every venue and in the process broke the all time British box office record for a play. CALENDAR GIRLS is at the Noel Coward TheatreBox Office: 0844 482 5140
(31/03/09)

aSIGN OF THE TIMES
Tim's new comedy, SIGN OF THE TIMES opens at Windsor Theatre Royal on the 31st March before touring the country. Taking the starring role as Frank Tollit, Stephen Tompkinson joins Tim for the first time since their collaboration on the highly-acclaimed TV production The Flint Street Nativity.  Tom Shaw co-stars in this comedy described by the Guardian as 'sensational'. (
27/01/09)

aSONGWRITING COURSE
Whether you’re aiming to write songs to top the charts, to sing at an open mic night, or to feature in a full scale musical, a new course based at the John Osborne Arvon Centre in Shropshire in August, could help you fulfill your dreams. Join award winning stage and songwriters Tim Firth and Willy Russell for a week of songwriting, and find your own voice, and your own songs. Find out more about this residential course here... (
23/03/09)

aGUESTBOOK ANSWERS
We have answered a handful of the questions raised by visitors to the Guestbook, regarding possible dvd releases and some of Tim's earlier work. Check the GUESTBOOK for more info. (13/03/09)

aMOVIE CONNECTIONS | CALENDAR GIRLS
The episode of Movie Connections featuring CALENDAR GIRLS, with contributions from writer Tim Firth, will now show on BBC1 on 25th February at 10:45pm. Helen Mirren, Julie Walters, Celia Imrie, Geraldine James, Penelope Wilton, George Costigan and Philip Glenister discuss the making of their 2003 smash-hit Calendar Girls. (19/01/09)

aABSOLUTELY FRANK to SIGN OF THE TIMES
This Spring sees a rare event - a comedy undergoing a Doctor Who style transformation. The play ABSOLUTELY FRANK will be directed by the wonderful Noreen Kershaw and star the fabulous Geoffrey Hughes. It will then fade mysteriously into swirling mist to re-emerge in April starring a new lead actor - the terrific Stephen Tompkinson and with a new title - SIGN OF THE TIMES! (0
9/01/09)

aKINKY BOOTS
BBC2 will be showing Tim Firth's movie, KINKY BOOTS on Sunday 4th January at 10pm. The film, stars Joel Edgerton as a shoe factory owner and Chiwetel Ejiofor as the drag queen Lola who comes to the rescue of the ailing factory. As this weekend's Guardian says, " You'd have to be 'soleless' to dislike this sweet comedy." (03/01/09)

aCALENDAR GIRLS
CALENDAR GIRLS, the stage show written by Tim Firth, has been nominated for the What's On Stage Theatregoer's Choice Award for 2009. You can vote for CALENDAR GIRLS on the whatsonstage.com website. (01/01/09)

aCALENDAR GIRLS the film
BBC will show a second series of Movie Connections in the new year. CALENDAR GIRLS, starring Julie Walters and Helen Mirren will be one of the movies featured in the series and is provisionally scheduled for broadcast on 21st January. (16/12/08)

aCONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC
Tim Firth's latest film, CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC,
will be released early next year. The film, which is a romantic comedy, is an adaptation of Sophie Kinsella's novels and stars Isla Fisher (Wedding Crashers), Hugh Dancey, Krysten Ritter and Joan Cusack. You can visit the official website HERE>> Directed by P.J. Hogan, the film is due for UK release on the 20th February 2009. (17/11/08)

aCALENDAR GIRLS
As we reported several weeks ago, CALENDAR GIRLS has been selling out fast throughout the tour and infact has now become the fastest selling theatre tour in UK theatre history! (13/11/08)

aCALENDAR GIRLS - more dates...
More dates have been added to the CALENDAR GIRLS theatre production. The new venues include
Aberdeen, Nottingham, Stoke, Southampton, Cardiff and Norwich. More details on the WHAT'S ON page. (22/10/08)

aLEADING LADIES STRIP OFF FOR CHARITY.
Leading ladies Lynda Bellingham and Patricia Hodge will be stripping off in the West End to help raise thousands of pounds for charity.
The actresses, along with fellow cast members Sian Phillips, Gaynor Faye, Elaine C. Smith and others, are the stars of Calendar Girls, the stage show based on the true story of members of the Rylstone and District Women's Institute who produced a nude version of the local WI calendar to raise money for charity. For weeks the show has been playing to packed houses on a UK tour. Now it's coming into London's Noel Coward Theatre, where it will run from 4 April 2009. Instead of the ticket booking fee going on 'administration', it will go directly to Leukaemia Research. The ladies will take a six-week break over Christmas into late January and then rehearse cuts and changes made by writer Tim Firth and director Hamish McColl. It will tour for a further six weeks before performances start at the Noel Coward. More details on the WHAT'S ON page. (22/08/08)

aCALENDAR GIRLS - the dates...
More dates have been added to the CALENDAR GIRLS theatre production. The new venues include Bradford, Salford, Canterbury, Cambridge and Plymouth. More details on the WHAT'S ON page. (22/08/08)

aAND NOW, IN COLOUR
Tim Firth's original radio series, AND NOW, IN COLOUR, is currently being repeated on BBC7. The series of this Radio 4 Comedy, which won Silver Medal at the New York Radio Awards when first broadcast in 1990/91, is on BBC7 on Friday 22nd August at 10.3pm. If you miss an episode you can listen again via the BBC's website. (18/08/08)

aKINKY BOOTS - The Musical?
KINKY BOOTS, Tim Firth's comedy and 2006 Miramax film release has been acquired for the stage by veteran Broadway producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, who aim to turn it into a Broadway musical. After seeing "Kinky Boots" at the Sundance Film Festival in 2006, Roth was attracted to its theatrical possibilities and acquired the stage rights from Disney. (24/07/08)

aEVERYWORD - Liverpool
The Everyman Theatre's annual new writing festival returns bigger and better than ever for Capital of Culture year with two weeks of readings, workshops and events to equip all budding writers with the skills and knowledge to develop their talent. This year Tim Firth gives his expertise on creating musicals. For further information on the full programme contact: www.everymanplayhouse.com (14/07/08)

aCALENDAR GIRLS - the dates...
Additional venues of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Bath and Richmond have been confirmed for the new CALENDAR GIRLS theatre production. Patricia Hodge, Lynda Bellingham, Elaine C Smith, Gaynor Faye, Julia Hills, Brigit Forsyth and Sian Philips star in this brand new production. More details on the WHAT'S ON page. (01/07/08)

calendar girlsaCALENDAR GIRLS - the cast...
The cast for CALENDAR GIRLS is now confirmed and tickets are on sale direct from the Chichester Festival Theatre. Patricia Hodge, Lynda Bellingham, Elaine C Smith, Gaynor Faye, Julia Hills, Brigit Forsyth and Sian Philips star in this brand new production. Adapted by Tim Firth from the Miramax film of the same name, it is based on uplifting, inspiring true events. The show will run from Friday 5th September - Saturday 27th September. Box Office: 01243 781312. (30/06/08)

aOUR HOUSE - TOUR
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The OUR HOUSE tour is firmed up with dates across the country starting with the premiere at Birmingham's Repertory Theatre (29th May - 21st June) through till late autumn. The show stars Steve Brookstein, former X-factor winner and Gwyneth Strong (Only Fools and Horses). New dates added (and there will be more) include Salford, Sheffield and Southampton. See the 'WHAT'S ON' page for more information or visit the new website at www.ourhousethemusical.co.uk. (15/05/08)

nevilles  islandaNEVILLE'S ISLAND - SWEDISH OUTDOOR THEATRE
Ystads Stående Teatersällskap
will perform Tim Firth's comedy NEVILLE'S ISLAND at Marsvinsholm Castle, near Ystads in Sweden during late June through till August 10th. The theatre is a 650 seated outdoor arena with the stunning Marsvinsholm Castle and its lake as the backdrop. The 17th July show will be for the two charities, Médecins Sans Frontières and SOS-Childrens’ Villages International. Visit our 'WHAT'S ON' page for more information. (23/04/08)

 

aOUR HOUSE - TOUR
The new production of OUR HOUSE, which has it's 2008 premiere at Birmingham's Repertory Theatre (29th May - 21st June) will continue with a UK tour visiting (confirmed at the moment) Stoke-on-Trent, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Bromley, Bradford, Milton Keynes and London. Stay tuned for further dates. (09/04/08)

calendar girlsaCALENDAR GIRLS - for the stage
CALENDAR GIRLS
is now confirmed and tickets are on sale direct from the Chichester Festival Theatre. A very English story with a very English heart, CALENDAR GIRLS is quirky, poignant and hilarious.
Adapted by Tim Firth from the Miramax film of the same name, it is based on uplifting, inspiring true events.
The show will run from Friday 5th September - Saturday 27th September. Box Office: 01243 781312. (21/02/08)

aCALENDAR GIRLS - for the stage
If you enjoyed CALENDAR GIRLS, then you may welcome the news that the tale is to be turned into a stage play! Tim Firth's screenplay, based on the true story of the WI women of Rylstone in Yorkshire, who produced a nude calendar to raise money for charity, became one of the most successful of all British films. The stage play is to be launched at the Chichester Festival Theatre in September this year, and if successful should later tour the UK. Stay tuned for further updates. (11/02/08)

absolutely frankaABSOLUTELY FRANK
ABSOLUTELY FRANK
, Tim Firth's comedy about a man who installs giant letters on the sides of buildings, will showcase at the Queens Theatre in Hornchurch from Friday 23th May to Saturday 14th June. You can purchase tickets for the play, billed as a 'comedy on the edge of a building', from the Box Office on 01708 443333. (05/02/08)

aCALENDAR GIRLS
BBC ONE
is showing CALENDAR GIRLS this Sunday 3rd February (8:45pm - 10:25pm). Based on the true story of the women of Rylstone, Yorkshire, who produced a nude calendar to raise money for charity and starring Helen Mirren and Julie Walters, the film went to number one in the UK when it was first released and has become one of the most successful British films of all time. (01/02/08)
 
aSCREENPLAY
Tim's recent screenplay 'CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC' will begin shooting next month. The production is an adaptation of Sophie Kinsella's comedy novels and stars Isla Fisher (Wedding Crashers), Hugh Dancey, Krysten Ritter and Joan Cusack. The storyline revolves around a college graduate who nurtures a shopping addiction and falls for a wealthy entrepreneur and the film will be directed by P.J. Hogan (Muriel's Wedding) for Jerry Bruckheimer/Disney pictures. (22/01/08)
 
aSCRIPTS
The scripts for two of Tim Firth's most recent plays, THE FLINT STREET NATIVITY and ABSOLUTELY FRANK will be published later this year. Both will be available from Samuel French. <samuelfrench-london.co.uk> (22/01/08)