Beverley Callard to star in the world premiere of Melanie Blake’s ‘The Thunder Girls’

The Lowry has announced that Beverley Callard will star in the world premiere of Manchester local Melanie Blake‘s debut play, The Thunder Girls, which will have its preview run at The Lowry from 24 to 28 September 2019.

Adapted by Blake her debut novel of the same name (which will be published by Pan Macmillan this summer), The Thunder Girls is a true celebration of women, with all four members of the cast, as well as the writer coming from working class roots.

The cast will also include three more leading British actresses who will be announced one by one over the coming months.


Beverley Callard


The Thunder Girls follows an ‘80s girl group reuniting 30 years after greed, envy and ego tore the band and their friendship apart. The play focuses on what goes on during the night from hell when lead singer Chrissie tries to reunite the band she dumped. Chrissie is desperate to salvage herself from bankruptcy after being conned out of her fortune by her toy boy husband.  But is there a price which can heal the wounds?  Or maybe some friendships never die, even if you want them to?

Beverley Callard takes on the role of Roxanne, the former band member who holds the balance of power in the reunion summit – but Roxanne’s wounds are the deepest as Chrissie didn’t just steal her career when she broke up the band, she stole her man.  And Roxanne, who has nothing left to lose, is more than happy to cut off her nose to spite her face.  For her, revenge might be sweeter than reconciliation and it has been a long time coming.


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