By Tim Firth
based on the Miramax motion picture
by Juliette Towhidi and Tim Firth
Directed by Annette van Roden
When Annie’s husband John dies of leukaemia, she and best friend
Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital
waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow WI members to
pose nude with them for an “alternative” calendar, with a little help
from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence.
The news of the women’s charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and
hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the
Yorkshire Dales. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie’s
friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame.
Based on the true story of eleven WI members who posed nude
for a calendar to raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund,
Calendar Girls opened at the Chichester Festival Theatre and has
since become the fastest selling play in British theatre history.
PERFORMANCE Dates FEB 3 – FEB 25
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 8.15 pm Sunday: 4.30 pm
By Arrangement with ORiGiN Theatrical
on behalf of Samuel French.