The Girls: A new musical by gary barlow and Tim Firth

Welcome to Tim Firth.com

poster
Click to enlarge

Joanne Riding. Photo Credit: Matt Crockett

Images/redesign/The Girls/claire-moore-as-chris-and-joanna-riding. Photo Credit: Matt Crockett

 

This Is My Family - poster

Neville's Island - London's West End 2014

Neville's Island - London's West End 2014. Photo Credit:  Darren Bell

Neville's Island - London's West End 2014. Photo Credit:  Darren Bell

Neville's Island - London's West End 2014. Photo Credit:  Darren Bell

 

Clare Burt as Mum (Yvonne)

this is my family

Nicky - Evelyn Hoskins

Click for the latest Calendar Girls reviews

Corstorphine Road

Ade Edmondson (Gordon) 2013

Our House poster

Seasons of Love: The Calendar Girls at the Royal Albert Hall with Tim Firth: October 7th

Tim Firth and Linda Bellingham collect the What's On Stage Award for Best New Comedy

Lynda Beiingham

Sign of the Times

Sign of the Times

Stephen Tompkinson and Tom Shaw in Tim Firth's SIGN OF THE TIMES

Man of Letters

Absolutely Frank poster

The End of the Food Chain

The Safari Party - The SJT programme

The Scipt is available

 

 

 

 

 

Theatre and Tim Firth

The Girls


‘sheer joy’ THE STAGE

% Star ratings
" The best British musical since Billy Elliot "

The Phoenix Theatre now until 15 July 2017 - DON'T MISS IT!

Tim and Gary Barlow with their sunflowers.  Photo Creidt Matt Crockett

Tim Firth and Gary Barlow said,
"It's been a little like tending a sunflower, from seeding it in Yorkshire to now seeing it bloom in London's West End."

 

PREVIOUSLY
sinflower Leeds Grand Theatre: 14th November - 12th December 2015
sunflower Lowry Theatre, Manchester: 8th January - 30th January 2016

 

 

 

Our House 2015

OUR HOUSE once again in London, this time at the Union Theatre.

Written by Tim Firth

Music by MADNESS
Directed by Michael Burgen
Choreography by William Whelton
Musical Direction by Richard Baker
Produced by Sasha Regan

 

neville's Island at the SJT celebrating it's 60th anniversary

Written by Tim Firth
Directed by Henry Bell
Design by Lucy Weller
Starring Jamie Chapman, Daniel Crowder, Craig Cheetham and Jon Last
 

Neville’s Island was first shown at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in the Round at Westwood in June 1992.

 

Sign of the Times

2015

Written by Tim Firth
Directed by Karen Simpson
Starring Robert Gill as Frank and Thomas Pickles as Alan

Theatre Royal, Bury St. Edmunds then touring.

 

Neville's Island - London's West End: 2014

Written by Tim Firth
Originally produced by Stephen Joseph Theatre, June 1992
London's Duke of York’s Theatre 2014/15

Director - Angus Jackson
Designer - Robert Innes Hopkins
Light Designer - Howard Harrison
Music - Isabel Wallace Bridge
Sound Designer - Paul Groothui

Produced by Jamie Hendry Productions

 

This Is My Family: Tim's first musical

Tim's new musical comedy

Book and music by Tim Firth
Directed by Daniel Evans
Associate Direction by Jonathon O'Boyle
Designed by Richard Kent
Musical Direction by Caroline Humphris
Lighting Design by David Plater
Sound Design by Nick Greenhill
Movement Direction by Lucy Hind

Produced by Sheffield Theatres
Premiered at Sheffield Studio Theatre 19 June 2013

Presented at Sheffield Lyceum & touring UK theatres (see What's On Page).

 

Neville's Island at Chichester Theatre 2013

Written by Tim Firth
Originally produced by Stephen Joseph Theatre, June 1992

Director - Angus Jackson
Designer - Robert Innes Hopkins
Light Designer - Howard Harrison
Music - Isabel Wallace Bridge
Sound Designer - Paul Goothuis
Casting Director - Gabrielle Dawes

Chichester Theatre 2013

 

This Is My Family: Tim's first musical

A brand new musical comedy

THIS IS MY FAMILY was named best musical at this year’s 2013 UK Theatre Awards, and Siân Phillips has also won The Best Supporting Performance.

Written by Tim Firth
Directed by Daniel Evans
Designed by Richard kent
Musical Direction and Arrangement by Caroline Humphris
Lighting Design by David Plater
Sound Design by Nick Greenhill

Produced by Sheffield Theatres
Premiered at Sheffield Studio Theatre 19 June 2013

 

Calendar Girls

Amongst the ladies who have starred in CALENDAR GIRLS are:

Charlie Dimmock, Video Calendar Girls on the stageLynda Bellingham, Anita Dobson, Sarah Crowe, Kelly Brook, June Brown, Jerry Hall, Patricia Hodge, Hannah aWaterman, Sian Phillips, Jill Baker, Gaynor Faye, Julie Goodyear, Brigit Forsyth, Julia Hills and Elaine C Smith.... the list is endless!

 
 
 
Written by Tim Firth

“The stage version of  CALENDAR GIRLS achieves the rare & pleasing feat of outstripping the film both in terms of heart & humour. One of the most enjoyable evenings recent theatre has produced”
The Evening Standard


 
 
At first glance it should look like your classic WI calendar. Jams, cakes, sewing and all that. Except for one tiny thing...the ladies are not naked, they’re nude. Whats On Stage 2010 AwardA group of extraordinary women, members of a very ordinary WI, persuade one another to pose for a charity calendar with a difference.
Puzzling their husbands, mortifying their children and riding the wrath of the outraged WI, they achieve their goal of raising money for charity, but inadvertently spark a global phenomenon.
Adapted by Tim Firth from his smash-hit film of the same name, Calendar Girls is quirky, poignant and hilarious.
aWhat's On Stage Award for Best New Comedy 2010
 
aSee the 'WHAT'S ON' page for dates and venues

 

 

Sign of the Times

2011:
Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, London
Directed by Peter Wilson
Starring
Matthew Kelly and Gerard Kearns

 

2009:

Directed by Peter Wilson
Designed by Morgan Large
Starring
Stephen Tomkinson and Tom Shaw

Mathew Kelly as Frank Stephen Tomkinson as Frank
   

 

Our House

aWritten by Tim Firth
Music by MADNESS
Directed by Matthew Warchus

2003 / 2008 / 2012 / 2013Video Our House
 
 
 
"Stunning, nutty and brilliant" The Sun

"Brilliant entertainment"The Telegraph

"An original musical triumph"
The Evening Standard

a Olivier Award for Best New Musical

 

 

The Flint Street Nativity

Written by Tim Firth
Directed by Matthew Lloyd
Designed by Robin Don


2006
a
The 2006 & 2007 Christmas show at the Liverpool Playhouse.
 
Natalie Casey (Hollyoaks, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) will be donning a tea-towel as our Shepherd while Neil Caple (Brookside), will be playing both Herod and Joseph. Due to a bout of chicken pox at the school, Neil is not the only child to play two roles as Nick Bagnall will be both the Star and the Ass. Flint Street’s Angel will be played by Rina Mahoney (Casualty) and Anabelle Dowler, who also last appeared in Liverpool in The Mayor of Zalamea, will come bearing gifts as a Wise Man.

 

 

Absolutely Frank

Written by Tim Firth
Directed by Richard Derrington
Produced by Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Starring, Michael Bertenshaw and Michael Imerson

2006
 
Frank Tollit puts up giant letters on the sides of buildings. From a forty foot 'IKEA' to a five foot 'Comet', Frank's been the master for thirty years. But in his heart, he always yearned to work with slightly smaller letters...novels. Spy novels, in fact. Stories of espionage, treachery, unexpected encounters in dangerous places, disasters, explosions and daring rescues.
 
Problem is, they never felt authentic. That is, until the day Frank turned up for work and found all those things starting to happen for real. A comedy about a fifty-seven year old man of letters learning the greatest lesson in life - how to live happily ever after.

 
Absolutely Frank began as a one act play A Man Of Letters which was commissioned by Alan Ayckbourn and performed at the Stephen Joseph in 1991.

 

Our House

Written by Tim Firth
Music by MADNESS Video Our House
Directed by Matthew Warchus

2003

This musical set in Camden, is a fast moving romantic comedy, which tells the story of Joe Casey, his mates, his girlfriend Sarah and the night he commits a petty crime to impress her. Following the two courses his life would have taken had he stayed to face the music when the police appear on the scene or bunked the law and made a run for it.
 
aOlivier Award for Best New Musical

 

The Safari Party

Written by Tim Firth
Directed by Alan Ayckbourn
Produced by Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Transferred to Hampstead Theatre, London.

2005

Love Songs for Shopkeepers

Written by Tim Firth
Directed by Alan Ayckbourn
Produced by Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough.

1998

The End of the Food Chain

Written by Tim Firth
Directed by Connal Orton
Produced by the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough.
1994

 

Neville's Island

Written by Tim Firth
Originally produced by Stephen Joseph Theatre, June 1992.

Also produced at Nottingham Playhouse and Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue.
Foreign productions have taken place in New Zealand, South Africa, Germany, Australia, Canada, America, Norway, Spain and Poland and Slovenia.

 
aNominated for Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy

A man of Letters
Written by Tim Firth
One Act play produced by Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough.

1991