Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Gary Shines at Lowry Show

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Gary Shines at Lowry Show

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POP superstar Gary Barlow stunned fans at the Lowry Theatre when he stepped out to join the cast of his musical The Girls.

The Take That singer -songwriter wowed the audience at the show - based on the hit play and film Calendar Girls about the Yorkshire ladies who made a nude calendar for charity - by joining the rest of the cast to sing the rousing final number Dare.

The theatre erupted into cheers when the pop heartthrob walked out on to the stage for a unique one-off performance at the end of the show with the rest of the ensemble and the original Calendar Girls.

The eagerly-awaited show, which raises funds for the blood cancer charity Bloodwise, began with a read-through in Burnsall, north Yorkshire, close to the home of the Rylstone and District WI last March.

The musical, which Gary penned with his playwright pal Tim Firth, opened at the Lowry on Friday. …

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