Photo Preview: Julie Goodyear, Kelly Brook & More in West End's New Cast of CALENDAR GIRLS
The new star cast will take their bow in the hit West End play CALENDAR GIRLS on November 3. Stars Julie Goodyear, Kelly Brook Janie Dee, Helen Lederer, Debbie Chazen, Rosalind Knight, Arabella Weir, Jan Leeming,and Rob James Collier will perform in the production through January 9. Their first production photos have been released.
Julie Goodyear will make her London and legit stage debut in CALENDAR GIRLS as ‘Cora - Miss July.' A household name, Julie became a national treasure after starring as ‘Bet Lynch' in "Coronation Street" for 25 years. Kelly Brook will bare all as ‘Celia - Miss September.' Janie Dee, triple ‘Best Actress' award-winner for Alan Ayckbourn's "Comic Potential," will play ‘Annie - Miss February.' Helen Lederer, one of Britian's best-known comediennes, will play ‘Marie', leader of the Yorkshire branch of the WI. Debbie Chazen, best-known as a regular in "Doctor Who" and as the star of "TittyTittyBangBang" on BBC3, will play ‘Ruth.' Arabella Weir, star of "The Fast Show" and author of international best-seller "Does My Bum Look Big in This?" will play ‘Chris - Miss October.' Jan Leeming will play ‘Lady Cravenshire'. Rob James Collier, multi award-winner for ‘Sexiest Male' as ‘Liam Connor' in "Coronation Street", will make his London stage debut as the photographer ‘Lawrence'.
"CALENDAR GIRLS", is the new stage play by Tim Firth adapted from the screenplay he wrote for the 2003 film. "CALENDAR GIRLS" is directed by Hamish McColl, who won an Olivier Award for writing and performing "The Play What I Wrote" in the West End. "CALENDAR GIRLS" has a set by Robert Jones, with lighting by Malcolm Rippeth, costumes by Emma Williams and music by Steve Parry."
CALENDAR GIRLS", which has broken all box office records at the Noël Coward Theatre in London with takings of well over £190,000 gross per week, will continue to play with its current cast until 31 October.
"CALENDAR GIRLS" donates their normal £1.50 booking fee on each ticket sold to Leukaemia Research and has now raised in excess of £150,000 for the fund by this means together with a percentage of merchandise sales and royalties. The play, which opened at the Noël Coward Theatre on 4 April this year, will continue to raise money for the fund as long as the show plays in the West End.
Performance times at the Noël Coward Theatre are currently Tuesday - Saturday at 7.30pm with Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm. Tickets, priced from £5.00 - £48.50, are available from the box office on 0844 482 5140 or at www.seecalendargirls.com.
Julie Goodyear, Kelly Brook, Janie Dee, Arabella Weir, Debbie Chazen, Helen Lederer, Rosalind Knight and Jan Leeming
Julie Goodyear, Kelly Brook, Janie Dee, Arabella Weir, Debbie Chazen, Helen Lederer, Rosalind Knight, Jan Leeming, and Rob James Collier