Belfast Telegraph

Friday 18 April 2014

Soap stars set to bare all in Calendar Girls

Gemma Atkinson

Former EastEnders star Letitia Dean and ex-Hollyoaks actress Gemma Atkinson are to strip off in the stage production of Calendar Girls.

Howard’s Way star Jan Harvey and former Coronation Street actress Judith Barker will also bare all as they join the cast when the play heads off on a new national tour.

Original cast member Lynda Bellingham, recently seen shaking her thing in BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing, will appear as Chris (Miss October), while her real-life son Michael Peluso makes his stage debut as photographer Lawrence.

Dean, best known for playing Sharon Watts in EastEnders, will star as Cora (Miss July). Atkinson, who has already appeared in the West End production but kept her clothes on as beautician Elaine, will this time play Celia (Miss September).

Harvey will disrobe as Annie (Miss February), and Barker will strip to play Jessie (Miss January).

The play opens at the Chichester Festival Theatre on January 25, 2010 before moving to various venues around the country. Tickets can be booked at www.seecalendargirls.com.

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