A group of extraordinary women, members of a very ordinary Yorkshire WI, persuade one another to pose for a charity calendar with a difference - no more photos of Wharfedale Bridges or Norman churches for them. 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. But as media interest snowballs, the Calendar Girls find themselves exposed in ways they’d never expected, revealing more about themselves than they’d ever planned. A very English story with a very English heart, Calendar Girls is quirky, poignant and hilarious. Adapted by Tim Firth from the Miramax film of the same name, it is based on uplifting, inspiring true events.
Archive :: production:T053559436, play:S01986154900, venue:V1182
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- 2 Mar 12
- E:David Pugh, E:Dafydd Rogers, E:Chichester Festival Theatre, I:Hamish McColl, S:Robert Jones, L:Malcolm Rippeth, K:Emma Williams, M:Steve Parry, P:Lynda Bellingham (Chris), P:Debbie Chazen (Ruth), P:Camilla Dallerup (Elaine), P:Jennifer Ellison (Cora), P:Jan Harvey (Annie), P:John Labanowski (Rod), P:Jane Lambert (Brenda Hulse/Lady Cravenshire), P:Bruno Langley (Lawrence/Liam), P:Rula Lenska (Celia), P:June Watson (Jessie), P:Ruth Madoc (Marie), P:Joe McGann (John)