Production photos have been released for the brand new production of Calendar Girls The Musical, which has started its new UK tour.
A talented cast includes Tanya Franks (EastEnders), Maureen Nolan (The Nolans), Lyn Paul (The New Seekers, Emmerdale), Amy Robbins (Coronation Street, EastEnders), Paula Tappenden (Blood Brothers, The Exorcist), Marti Webb (Evita, Cats, Blood Brothers), and Honeysuckle Weeks (Foyles War).
This brand new production from Bill Kenwright sees this incredible true story continue to bloom, with a reimagined book and new music bringing the show to life.
Calendar Girls The Musical has started its tour at the Theatre Royal Windsor, and will then travel to Sheffield, Cheltenham, Birmingham, Liverpool, Milton Keynes, Peterborough, Wimbledon New Theatre, Leeds, Stoke on Trent, Darlington and Hull.
Tanya Franks stars as Annie Clarke, who’s husband’s illness is the catalyst for this incredible true-life story.
Maureen Nolan stars as the big hearted Ruth, with Lyn Paul as Jessie, the frank and fearless school teacher; Amy Robbins stars as Chris Harper, the excitable, irrepressible leader of the gang, who was played by Helen Mirren in the film; Blood Brothers aficionados will recognise Paula Tappenden who has stepped into the role of intrepid Women’s Institute leader Marie; Musical theatre star Marti Webb plays Celia, the glamourous and sassy former airhostess; and, Honeysuckle Weeks is Cora, the rebellious musician.
Calendar Girls follows these extraordinary women in a small Yorkshire Women’s Institute, prompted to create this calendar following the death of a much-loved husband, to raise funds for charity.
With unforgetable songs, every performance continues to add to the nearly £6 million already raised for charity and prove that there is no such thing as an ordinary woman. This tour is also proud to be supporting Blood Cancer UK.