Cast for Calendar Girls The Musical coming to Wolverhampton and Birmingham revealed
The cast for Calendar Girls The Musical coming to Wolverhampton and Birmingham has been announced.
The musical, based on a true story, film, and award-winning play by Tim Firth, comes to Birmingham Hippodrome from May 28 to June 8, and then to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from September 24 to 28, and Birmingham Hippodrome.
The new cast includes Sarah Jane Buckley as Annie, Coronation Street'sSue Devaney as Cora, Broadchurch star Julia Hills as Ruth, Cold Feet and Scott and Bailey actress Judy Holt as Marie and Lisa Maxwell as Celia. Ruth Madoc and Rebecca Storm will continue to play Jessie and Chris respectively.
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 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 £5 million for Bloodwise.
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.
Bloodwise, the UK’s specialist blood cancer charity, will continue to receive monies from this production.