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They will see a story of women who decide to rise above tragedy in an extraordinary way. It is a poignant story, but also an hilarious comedy that celebrates the strength of the human spirit and leaves audiences uplifted.

A group of Yorkshire Women’s Institute members talk one another into making the nude calendar, using everyday objects to preserve their modesty. As their leader, Chris (Di Ennew), says, ‘it is a slight shift from a WI Calendar of Spectacular Views, to a calendar of Spectacular Views of the WI.’

They seek to raise money for a settee in the cancer ward waiting room at the local hospital, in memory of their member Annie’s husband who recently died of leukaemia. In the process of producing their calendar with a difference they learn more about themselves and each other. As they laugh and cry they grow stronger and closer.

Their efforts bring international acclaim and financial success beyond their wildest dreams.

Tim Firth’s stage adaptation of the film he co-scripted is based on a real-life story, a personal tragedy which became a national triumph. The film, starring Helen Mirren and Julie Walters, became one of the most successful British films of all time. The original Calendar Girls have raised millions of pounds for leukaemia research, and their work continues.

Calendar Girls will be staged at the Players Theatre from September 13–28 with evening performances at 8pm Thursdays to Saturdays and Sunday matinees at 2pm.

Tickets are available at Just Funkin Music, 124 River Street, phone 6686 2440.


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