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 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 their new-found fame. Based on the true story of 11 WI members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund.
Calendar Girls By Tim Firth Directed by Kate Spencer
Annie: Claire Fleming
Brenda/Lady Cravenshire: Sheryl Pulsford
Celia: Jan Dykstra
Chris: Julia Harris
Cora: Liz Alpine
Elaine: Brierly McGee
Jessie: Mary-Anne Kindell
John: Peter Carr
Lawrence/Liam: Matthew Hadfield
Marie: Lee Norris
Rod: Andrew Malcolm
Ruth: Tracey Bentall
When 6th-9th April, and 13th-16th April at 8pm. 10th April at 2pm.
Tickets will be available from Coastlands Ticket Direct Information Desk or by calling 04-902 9885 from 14th March 2016. Adults $22, Students/Senior Citizens $20, Groups of 10 or more $20.