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Calendar Girls

Written by Tim Firth
Directed by Peter Sapi

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.


Cora – Tina Crook
Chris – Janet Pearce
Annie – Shelley Peters
Jessie – Christine Angell
Celia – Eileen Warner
Ruth – Kelly Randall
Marie – Suzanne Foster
Brenda Hulse – Jeannie Saunders
John – Ian Humphreys
Rod – Graham Peters
Lady Cravenshire – Pauline Ellard
Lawrence – Gary Nightingale
W.I. Conference Announcer – Betty Bailey
Elaine – Tamsin Renno
Liam – Pele Hearne
American Voice – Colin Bailey
English Voice – Colin Bailey
French Voice – Viv Hollingsworth


Stage Manager – Wendi Freeman
Continuity – Betty Bailey
Props – Emma Constant, Charlotte Constant, Cara Young, Paul Andrews
Costume – Marjorie Sawyer, Carole Bramall and the cast
Dresser – Viv Hollingsworth
Lighting – Andy Woolliscroft, Tony Garrett
Sound – Steve Nash, Tom Hopkins
Sound Operator – Tom Hopkins
Musical Advisor – Keith Ewins
Technical Design Team – Paul Andrews, Emma Constant, Wendi Freeman, Steve Nash, Andy Woolliscroft
Set Build Team – Albert Tilbury, Trevor Jeffries, Paul Andrews, Steve Nash

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