Rab C. Nesbitt starElaine C Smith is Miss October, originally played in the film by Helen Mirren. She is joined by a new cast including: Denise Black (Coronation Street, Queer as Folk), Jean Boht (Bread), Jennifer Ellison (Brookside), Julia Hills (2 Point 4 Children), Rachel Lumberg (Little Voice – West End), Ruth Madoc (Hi-de-Hi) and [Joe MacGann (The Upper Hand).
Calendar Girls will tour to Glasgow’s Theatre Royal Mon 16 – Sat 28 August, His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen from 30 August to 04 September, Eden Court in Inverness from 06 to 11 September, and Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre from 13 to 25 September 2010.
The show is adapted by Tim Firth from his screenplay to the 2003 film. Based on an inspiring true story, the plot follows group of ordinary women who do something extraordinary and spark a global phenomenon when they persuade one another to pose for a charity calendar with a difference.
The production is directed by Hamish McColl, designed by Robert Jones, with lighting by Malcolm Rippeth, costumes by Emma Williams, and music by Steve Parry. It is produced by David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers with Chichester Festival Theatre.