Tuesday, March 5

Lesley Joseph to join new cast in tour of Calendar Girls Musical

Best known for playing Dorian in the TV sitcom Birds of a Feather Lesley Joseph is joining the  Calendar Girls musical UK and Ireland tour later this year.   She recently appeared in Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein in the West End and is due to play Miss Hannigain the tour of Annie from 24th September-23rd November.

She previously appeared as Chris in the non-musical version of the show, also penned by Firth. And will now play Jessie joining a new cast featuring Sarah Jane Buckley (Blood Brothers) as Annie, Sue Devaney (Dinnerladies) as Cora, Julia Hills (Broadchurch) as Ruth, Judy Holt (Cold Feet) as Marie and Lisa Maxwell (Hollyoaks) as Celia. 

The new cast will begin performances in Southend on 23rd  April, and Joseph will stay with the production until 10th  August, when Ruth Madoc returns.

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