Why See Calendar Girls?
At First Glance it should look like your classic WI Calendar. Jams, cakes, sewing and all that. Except for one tiny thing…the ladies aren’t naked, they’re nude.
A group of extraordinary women, members of a very ordinary Yorkshire WI, persuade one another to pose for a charity calendar with a difference! Overcoming their initial reserve, the friends drop their dressing gowns, modesty spared only by artfully placed cakes, knitting and flower arrangements.
Puzzling their husbands, mortifying their children, and riding the wrath of the outraged WI, they spark a global phenomenon. As interest snowballs, the CALENDAR GIRLS find themselves revealing more than they’d ever planned.
A very British story with a very British heart, CALENDAR GIRLS is quirky, poignant and hilarious. Adapted by Tim Firth from his smash hit Miramax film of the same name, it is based on an uplifting and very inspiring true story.
Opening night: 4 April 2009
Calendar Girls is suitable for audiences aged 14 and above.
2 hours and 30 minutes with one 15 minute intermission.
And before you stop reading
The original Calendar Girls calendar was made in support of Leukaemia Research and in memory of Angela Baker's husband John who died of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma ten years ago. Angela and her friends continue to support Leukaemia Research and to this day have raised over £1.5million. For more information visit their website
Cast and Creative
CastKelly Brook as Celia
Janie Dee as Annie
Arabella Weir as Chris
Helen Lederer as Marie
Julie Goodyear as Cora (until December 1)
Hannah Waterman as Cora (from December 1)
Debbie Chazen as Ruth
Jan Leeming as Lady Cravenshire
James Collier as the photgrapher
CreativeWritten by Tim Firth
Directed by Hamish McColl
Music by Steve Parry
Set Design by Robert Jones
Lighting Design by Malcolm Rippeth
Costume Design by Emma Williams
Produced by David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers
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