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 Women’s Institute members, Cora, Celia Ruth and Jessie, 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.
Do make sure you come and see the ladies of Cardigan Theatre as you’ve never seen them before, and watch out for their own calendar which is being produced in aid of cancer charities!
Calendar Girls is being released for amateur performance for a limited time only starting this September, which means that Cardigan Theatre will be one of the very first groups to stage this production.
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