Casting has been announced for the upcoming UK and Ireland tour of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s musical Calendar Girls the Musical (previously just The Girls in the West End). It opens on 16 August 2018 at the Leeds Grand Theatre.
Wind In the Willows is one of my favourite childhood stories and a refreshingly new musical take on the story hasn’t gone amiss. so thanks to Julian Fellowes, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe there’s a spanking brand new musical at the London Palladium and it’s simply sensational.
Julian Fellowes’ book undulates gently rather than creating any particularly dramatic waves – Rat and Mole’s growing friendship is quietly but effectively done, Toad is characterised as a Boris Johnson-like would-be-lovable-rogue.