Digital Archive:Cast list, Calendar Girls (2008)

Listing show dates and detailing cast, creative and production teams




Based on the Miramax film Calendar Girls written by Juliette Towhidi and Tim Firth


Cast in Order of Speaking

Cora – Elaine C Smith

Chris – Lynda Bellingham

Annie – Patricia Hodge

Jessie – Sian Phillips

Celia – Gaynor Faye

Ruth – Julia Hills

Marie – Brigit Forsyth

Brenda Hulse – Joan Blackham

John Gary Lilburn

Rod – Gerard McDermott

Lady Cravenshire – Joan Blackham

Iris Benton – Joan Blackham

Lawrence – Carl Prekopp

Louise – Abby Francis

Lulu – Abby Francis

Liam – Carl Prekopp


Director – Hamish McColl

Designer – Robert Jones

Lighting Designer – Malcolm Rippeth

Sound Designer – John Leonard

Composer & Music Arrangement – Steve Parry

Costume Designer – Emma Williams

Associate Director – Psyche Stott


Production Manager – Paul Hennessy

Company Manager – Charlotte Warner

Stage Manager – Ba Penney

Technical Stage Manager – Dave West

Deputy Stage Manager – Tamara Albachari

Assistant Stage Managers Tilly Stokes, Emily Bailey


Joan Blackham   Jan Shepherd   Emily Bailey


September: Fri 5OUP, Sat 6OUP, Mon 8OUP, Tue 9P, Wed 10P, Thu 11, Fri 12(W), Sat 13m&e,

Mon 15, Tue 16PN, Wed 17, Thu 18m(D)&e(S), Fri 19(D), Sat 20m(D)&e, Mon 22,

Tue 23(T), Wed 24,Thu 25m&e, Fri 26(D), Sat 27m&L


OUP = Open University Preview

P = Preview

PN = Press Night

W = Live Nights: Get Into Live Theatre (Workshops for 14-22 year olds)

D = Audio Described Performance

S = Sign Interpreted Performance

PT = Pre Show Talk

T = Post Show Discussion ‘After Words’

m = matinee

e = evening

L = Last Night


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