Lesley Joseph is to join the new cast of Calendar Girls the Musical, which is touring the UK.
She will play the role of Jessie, replacing Ruth Madoc who was forced to pull out of the production last month after breaking her hip. Madoc will return in August.
Joseph joins Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s musical along with several other new cast members from April 23, when the show plays at the Cliffs Pavilion in Southend.
She will continue until August 10, when Madoc is due to return to the cast.
The new cast also includes Sarah Jayne Buckley, Sue Devaney, Julia Hills, Judy Holt and Lisa Maxwell.
Calendar Girls is directed by Matt Ryan and produced by David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers.