8th - 11th May 2013
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We are delighted to announce that our spring play in 2013 will be "Calendar Girls" by Tim Firth. If you do not yet know the plot, then the short summary below 'reveals all'!
A group of extraordinary women, members of a very ordinary Yorkshire WI, spark a global phenomenon by persuading each another to pose for a charity calendar with a difference. 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 based on an uplifting and very inspiring true story that is quirky, poignant and hilarious.
When Annie’s husband John dies of Leukaemia, she and her best friend Chris decide to raise money for a new settee for the local hospital waiting room. Following an off-the-wall inspiration of Chris’s, they manage to persuade four fellow WI members, Cora, Celia, Ruth and Jessie, to pose nude for an ‘alternative’ calendar (different from the WI’s previous offering of local bridges, or churches!), with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence.
News of the women’s charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapely in the Yorkshire Dales. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie’s friendship is put to the test under the strain of new found fame.
Based on a true story of eleven WI members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for Leukaemia Research Fund, ‘Calendar Girls’ opened at the Chichester Festival Theatre, and has since become the fastest selling play in British Theatre history.
"It’s marvellous theatre, guaranteed to make you laugh, cry, and come out singing ‘Jerusalem’" (Mail on Sunday)