Synopsis

Calendar Girls

Calendar Girls $12.99

Tim Firth

Published by Samuel French Ltd

4 Male

Calendar Girls has become the fastest selling play in British theatre history

It's based on the true story of eleven Women's Institute members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund

It begins when Annie's husband John dies of leukaemia and she and her best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new sofa 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

With a little help from shy hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence

The news of the women's charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and soon hordes of Press descend on the small Yorkshire village

The calendar quickly becomes a huge success

But Chris and Annie's friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame

CAST: M4,F10 or M3,F9

CHARACTERS

Chris, 50s
Annie, 50s
Cora, around 40
Jessie, late 60s/70s
Celia, age anything 35-50
Ruth, 40s
Marie, 50s
John, Annie's husband
Rod, Chris's husband
Brenda Hulse
Lady Cravenshire
Lawrence
Elaine
Liam

REVIEWS

"It's marvellous theatre, guaranteed to make you laugh, cry and come out singing Jerusalem" ~ Mail on Sunday

"Dazzlingly funny, shamelessly sentimental and utterly captivating ... the mingling of pathos and comedy here is simply unbeatable" ~ Lloyd Evans, Spectator

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