NEWS: Calendar Girls casting confirmed @ King’s Theatre
RUTH MADOC, REBECCA STORM, SARAH JANE BUCKLEY, JULIA HILLS, JUDY HOLT & LISA MAXWELL TO JOIN KAREN DUNBAR
KING’S THEATRE, GLASGOW
Tuesday 11 – Saturday 22 June 2019
David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers are delighted to announce the cast for Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s musical comedy, CALENDAR GIRLS The Musical at the King’s Theatre in Glasgow.
Based on the true story, the film and the award-winning play by Tim Firth, CALENDAR GIRLS The Musical will run at the King’s for two weeks this summer as part of a major UK tour.
Joining the previously announced Karen Dunbar as Cora is Ruth Madoc as Jessie, Rebecca Storm as Chris; Sarah Jane Buckley (Blood Brothers and Kathy Barnes in Hollyoaks) as Annie; Julia Hills (Doctor Kemp in Broadchurch, Annabelle Shrivener in The Archers) as Ruth; Judy Holt (Cold Feet, Scott & Bailey) as Marie and Lisa Maxwell (panellist on Loose Women; Tracey Donovan in Hollyoaks, Samantha Nixon in The Bill and various roles in The Les Dennis Laughter Show and The Russ Abbot Show) as Celia.
Also in the cast are Phil Corbitt as John, Ian Mercer as Rod, Sebastian Aberneri 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.
The critically acclaimed and award-winning production played a six-month London season at the Phoenix Theatre in 2017, and, before that, this musical comedy played sold-out seasons in Leeds and Manchester.
Gary Barlow and Tim Firth grew up in the same village in the North of England and have been friends for 25 years. With Take That, Gary has written and co-written 14 number one singles, has sold over 50 million records worldwide and is a six times Ivor Novello Award winner. Tim has won the Olivier Award and UK Theatre Award for Best New Musical, and the British Comedy Awards Best Comedy Film for Calendar Girls.
CALENDAR GIRLS THE MUSICAL is inspired by the true story of a group of ladies, who decide to appear nude for a Women’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 £5million for Bloodwise. This 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.
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