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West End cast announced for Gary Barlow’s The Girls

The West End cast of The Girls
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Joanna Riding, Claire Moore and Michele Dotrice are to reprise their roles in the West End production of musical The Girls, which also sees Sophie-Louise Dann join the cast.

The London production of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s musical comedy, based on Calendar Girls, will also feature Debbie Chazen and Claire Machin – who are also returning to the show.

The musical opens at the Phoenix Theatre on January 28.

Directed by Firth, with musical staging by Lizzi Gee and comedy staging by Jos Houben,

Design is by Robert Jones, with lighting by Tim Lutkin, sound by Terry Jardine and Nick Lidster, musical direction and orchestrations by Richard Beadle and casting by Sarah Bird.

The West End production follows runs at the Grand Theatre in Leeds and the Lowry in Salford, where it was co-directed by Firth and Roger Haines.

Casting also includes Joe Caffrey, Jeremy Clyde, John Davitt, Soo Drouet, James Gaddas, Jenny Gayner, Steve Giles, Maxwell Hutcheon, Shirley Jameson, Marian McLoughlin, Judith Street and Jane Lambert.

Rebecca Lewis, Victoria Blackburn, Frazer Hadfield, Josh Benson, Ben Hunter and Chloe May Jackson complete the cast.

It is produced by David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers, and the Shubert Organization.