Lynda Bellingham in Calendar Girls
(© John Swannell)
Lynda Bellingham in Calendar Girls
(© John Swannell)
Full casting has been announced for the second U.K. tour of Tom Firth's Calendar Girls, which will launch at the Chichester Festival Theatre on January 25. Hamish McColl, who staged the West End production which continues at the Noel Coward Theatre, will direct the touring version.

The touring company will feature original cast member Lynda Bellingham (Chris - Miss October), Jan Harvey (Annie - Miss February), Letitia Dean (Cora - Miss July), Gemma Atkinson (Celia - Miss September), Debbie Chazen (Ruth - Miss November), Judith Barker (Jessie - Miss January), Kathryn Rooney (Elaine) and Michael Peluso (Lawrence).

The creative team includes Robert Jones (scenic design), Malcolm Rippeth (lighting design), Emma Williams (costume design), and Steve Parry (original music).

The tour will also play The Lowry Salford (February 8-20), Birmingham Hippodrome (February 22-27), Southend Cliffs Pavilion (March 1-6), Leeds Grand (March 8-13), Milton Keynes Theatre (March 15-27), Theatre Royal Newcastle (March 29 - April 10) and the Sheffield Lyceum (April 12-24).

For further information, visit: www.seecalendargirls.com.