Calendar Girls
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Dates:  Tuesday 1st to Saturday 5th October 2013
Venue:  Swan Theatre

Synopsis:  When Annie's husband dies of leukaemia, she and her best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow Women's Institute members to pose nude with them for an “alternative” calendar. The world's press descends on them and the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales, and new−found fame tests the girls' friendships. Based on a true story of some ladies who raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund, the play opened at the Chichester Festival Theatre in 2008 and has become the fastest selling play in British theatre history.

The Mail on Sunday said: “It's marvellous theatre, guaranteed to make you laugh, cry and come out singing Jerusalem.” The Spectator said:“Dazzlingly funny, shamelessly sentimental and utterly captivating the mingling of pathos and comedy here is simply unbeatable.”

Author:  Tim Firth
Director:  Elizabeth Whitehouse