A new cast has been announced for the UK and Ireland tour of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s musical comedy, Calendar Girls The Musical.
The cast will feature stars from Hollyoaks, Coronation Street and Mamma Mia!, among others, and will see the return of previous stars of the show.
Starring Sarah Jane Buckley (Blood Brothers, Hollyoaks) as Annie, Sue Devaney (Casualty, Coronation Street and Mamma Mia!) as Cora and Julia Hills (Broadchurch and The Archers) as Ruth.
Other cast members will include Judy Holt (Cold Feet, Scott & Bailey) as Marie and Lisa Maxwell (Hollyoaks, The Bill) as Celia.
The new cast will make their debut at Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, on the 23rd April 2019.
Ruth Madoc and Rebecca Storm will continue to play Jessie and Christ respectively, with Karen Dunbar set to return to play Cora when the production visits Glasgow’s King’s Theatre from 11th to 22nd June.
Also, in the cast are Phil Corbitt as John, Ian Mercer as Rod, Sebastian Abermeri as Colin, Alan Stocks as Denis, Pauline Daniels as Lady Cravenshire, Ellie Leah as Miss Wilson, Danny Howker as Danny, Isabel Caswell as Jenny and Tyler Dobbs as Tommo.
About Calendar Girls The Musical
Calendar Girls The Musical is inspired by the true story of a group of ladies who decide to appear nude for a Woman’s Institute calendar in order to raise funds to buy a settee for their local hospital, in memory of one of their husbands, and have to date raised almost £5 million for Bloodwise.
The musical comedy shows life in their Yorkshire village, how it happened, the effect on husbands, sons and daughters, and how a group of ordinary ladies achieved something extraordinary.
Directed by Matt Ryan and designed by Robert Jones, with comedy staging by Jos Houben, movement by Lucy Hind and casting by Sarah Bird.
2019 tour schedule
Cliffs Pavilion, Southend: 23rd – 27th April
Wales Millennium Centre: 30th April – 11th May
Grand Opera House, Belfast: 14th – 25th May
Birmingham Hippodrome: 28th May – 8th June
Glasgow King’s Theatre: 11th – 22nd June
Theatre Royal, Nottingham: 25th June – 6th July
Bristol Hippodrome: 9th July – 20th July
Theatre Royal Plymouth: 23rd July – 3rd August
Congress Theatre, Eastbourne: 6th – 10th August
Bournemouth Pavilion: 17th – 21st September
Wolverhampton Grand: 24th – 28th September
Royal & Derngate Northampton: 8th – 12th October
Blackpool Opera House: 15th – 19th October
Ipswich Regent Theatre: 22nd – 26th October
Chester Storyhouse: 29th October – 2nd November
GTOs wishing to book tickets to see the musical should contact their chosen venue for information on group rates.
For more information, visit www.calendargirlsthemusical.com.