Leading West End choreographer Stephen Mear (Gypsy/Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) has joined the creative team of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's musical adaptation of Calender Girls as "musical stager".
The Girls recently premiered at the Leeds Grand Theatre and is about to play its second out-of-town tryout at The Lowry in Salford where it runs between 13th and 30th January 2016.
The creative team for The Girls also includes Robert Jones (design), Tim Lutkin (lighting), Terry Jardine & Nick Lidster (sound) and Richard Beadle (musical direction). Co-writer Firth has directed the production.
The cast includes Debbie Chazen as Ruth, Sara Kestelman as Jessie, Claire Machin as Cora, Claire Moore as Chris, Vivien Parry as Celia, Joanna Riding as Annie and Harriet Thorpe as Marie.
Also in the cast are Stephen Boswell as Colin, Joe Caffrey as Rod, Jeremy Clyde as Denis, Susan Fay as Brenda, Steve Giles as Lawrence, Richard Huw as John, Shirley Jameson as Miss Wilson, Judith Street as Lady Cravenshire and Karen West as the other Miss Wilson.
Follow @West_End_FrameTwo time Olivier Award Winning Stephen Mear joins our team as musical stager! pic.twitter.com/W2HPiujUYH— The Girls (@thegirlsmusical) January 6, 2016