Friday, January 19

Casting Announced for Barlow & Firth's CALENDAR GIRLS MUSICAL 2018 UK National Tour

The Mail's Baz Bamigboye has just announced the girls cast for the tour of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's Calendar Girls Musical which will include actors Denise Welch (Celia), Sara Crowe (Ruth), Lorraine Bruce (Cora), Fern Britton (Marie), Anna Jane Casey (Annie), Rebecca Storm (Chris), and Ruth Madoc (Jessie).

Previously named The Girls,  Calendar Girls the Musical will return home to Yorkshire and open at the Leeds Grand Theatre on 15th  August 2018 before going on an extensive tour of the United Kingdom.The critically acclaimed and award-winning production ended  its six-month London season at the Phoenix Theatre on Saturday 15th July 2017, following  sold-out seasons in Leeds and Manchester.

On the announcement, Firth said: "Gary and I have been working away and, as the great Stephen Sondheim said: 'musical comedies aren't written, they are rewritten." Barlow added: "What a phenomenal new cast we have. Tim and I sat in - and indeed played - on the auditions and have been so lucky to have put together such talented ladies."
Producers David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers said, "We are so proud and thrilled with this production, and we want to take it to everyone who wants to see it in the country, and at prices they can afford." Gary Barlow and Tim Firth added, "We are delighted with the reception our musical has received in Leeds, Manchester and now London, and are thrilled that the show will be visiting towns and cities up and down the country, so that more people can get a chance to see it and, we hope, will also fall in love with The Girls."

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