Friday, 16 September 2016

Casting announced for West End transfer of The Girls by Gary Barlow & Tim Firth

Casting has been announced for the West End transfer of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s new musical The Girls.

The musical will begin performances at the Phoenix Theatre on 28th January 2017. Tickets are on sale from 12 noon today (16th September). 

The cast will be led by Debbie Chazen as Ruth, Sophie-Louise Dann as Celia, Michele Dotrice as Jessie, Claire Machin as Cora, Claire Moore as Chris and Joanna Riding as Annie. 

Also in the cast are Joe Caffrey as Rod, Jeremy Clyde as Denis, John Davitt as Doctor, Soo Drouet as Brenda, James Gaddas as John, Jenny Gayner as Miss Wilson (coffee), Steve Giles as Lawrence, Maxwell Hutcheon as Colin, Shirley Jameson as Miss Wilson (tea), Marian McLoughlin as Marie, Judith Street as Lady Cravenshire and Jane Lambert, Rebecca Lewis, Victoria Blackburn and Frazer Hadfield, and introducing Josh Benson as Tommo, Ben Hunter as Danny and Chloe May Jackson as Jenny.

The Girls  will be directed by Tim Firth, with musical staging by Lizzi Gee, comedy staging by Jos Houben, design by Robert Jones, lighting design by Tim Lutkin, sound design by Terry Jardine and Nick Lidster, musical direction and orchestrations by Richard Beadle, with casting by Sarah Bird.

The Girls premiered at the Grand Theatre Leeds and the Lowry Salford late in 2015/16.  

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