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Sheila Reid to star in Call the Midwife

After just one series, Call the Midwife, based on the real-life memoirs of Poplar midwife Jennifer Worth, became the BBC’s most popular new drama ever. 

The Christmas special which airs at 7.30 on Christmas Day will feature Sheila Reid portraying an elderly destitute local woman, Mrs Jenkins, whose five children died in the workhouse. 

This heartbreaking storyline promises to be a real tear-jerker, much like the heartwarming story of Maurice’s Jubilee which tours the UK in 2013 starring Sheila Reid alongside Olivier Award winners Julian Glover (The Empire Strikes Back, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, For Your Eyes Only, Game of Thrones) and Nichola McAuliffe (Surgical Spirit, Coronation Street).

Maurice’s Jubilee is the hilariously funny and moving tale of an ordinary man’s enduring commitment to a dream, and of a love triangle with a regal twist.  For sixty years Helena (played by Sheila Reid) has been the Queen of Maurice’s heart. But a distant memory of Her Majesty The Queen also sparkles brightly in this retired jeweller’s mind.  Entrusted a lifetime ago with the Crown Jewels and a royal pledge, Maurice insists that his ninetieth birthday will be one worth waiting for.

The heartwarming Maurice’s Jubilee, written by and starring Nichola McAuliffe, tours the UK in 2013 visiting Manchester Opera House (24-26 January), Aylesbury Waterside Theatre (29 January – 2 February), Bath Theatre Royal (4-9 February), Woking New Victoria Theatre (12 – 16 February), Richmond Theatre (19-23 February), Brighton Theatre Royal (26 February – 2 March) Birmingham New Alexandra Theatre (5-9 March) and Malvern (11 – 16 March) before continuing on to  Bromley Churchill Theatre (26-30 March), Cambridge Arts Theatre (2-6 April) Theatre Royal, Windsor (8-13 April) and Oxford Playhouse (15-20 April) with a yet to be announced actress taking over from Sheila Reid in the role of Helena.

Don’t miss this touching drama when it comes to a venue near you in 2013.