A new cast for the UK & Ireland Tour of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s musical comedy, Calendar Girls the Musical!

Starring Sarah Jane Buckley (Blood Brothers and Kathy Barnes in Hollyoaks) as Annie, Sue Devaney (Jane in Dinnerladies, Casualty, Coronation Street and Mamma Mia!) as Cora, Julia Hills ( Broadchurch, The Archers) as Ruth, Judy Holt (Cold Feet, Scott & Bailey) as Marie and Lisa Maxwell (panellist on Loose Women, Samantha Nixon in The Bill) as Celia, the new cast will make their debut at Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, on 23 April 2019.

Ruth Madoc and Rebecca Storm will continue to play Jessie and Chris respectively.

Karen Dunbar will return to play Cora when the production visits Glasgow’s King’s Theatre from 11-22 June.

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.

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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.

About the Show: 

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.

Bloodwise, the UK’s specialist blood cancer charity, will continue to receive monies from this production.

2019 – Tour Dates

23 – 27 April
Cliffs Pavilion, Southend

30 April – 11 May
Wales Millennium Centre

14 – 25 May
Grand Opera House, Belfast

28 May – 8 June
Birmingham Hippodrome

11 – 22 June
Glasgow King’s Theatre

25 June – 6 July
Theatre Royal, Nottingham

9 July – 20 July
Bristol Hippodrome

23 July – 3 August
Theatre Royal Plymouth

6 – 10 August
Congress Theatre, Eastbourne

17 – 21 September
Bournemouth Pavilion

24 – 28 September
Wolverhampton Grand

8 – 12 October
Royal & Derngate Northampton

15 – 19 October
Blackpool Opera House

22 – 26 October
Ipswich Regent Theatre

29 October – 2 November
Chester Storyhouse

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