We thoroughly enjoyed hearing Michele Dotrice, who plays Jessie in The Girls musical, chat with Holly and Phil on This Morning yesterday. In case you missed it, here's the full interview: Michele’s character in the musical is based on the wonderful Beryl Bamforth, one of the original Calendar Girls who helped raise nearly £4million for Bloodwise since their first ‘alternative WI calendar’ in 1999.
Michele, who played Betty in Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em, shared how she’s been involved in The Girls for three years now, seeing the musical grow from a workshop in the Yorkshire Dales, to a West End production which opens in just over a weeks' time.
Michele says: “The thing about this show is it’s so moving. I cry every time because it touches a raw nerve with me. It’s funny and inspiring, and the fact those women do that is very liberating. Every audience member will have been touched in some way by this disease, and I think they will go out of this show feeling uplifted.”
It really is a heart-warming, funny and genuine musical, and we are thrilled that it will continue to support Bloodwise and the original ladies’ wish in helping more patients with blood cancer to live longer.
Tickets available here, including preview performances: www.thegirlsmusical.com