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On-stage at the Duchess Theatre, Chatsworth Centre, West Gate, Long Eaton
Tuesday 30th October - Saturday 3rd November 2012


When Annie’s husband John dies of Leukaemia she and her best friend Chris decide to raise money for a new settee for the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow Women’s Institute members to pose nude for an ‘alternative’ calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. News of the women’s charitable venture spreads like wild fire 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 new found fame.

Based on a true story of eleven WI members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for Leukaemia Research Fund, Calendar Girls opened at the Chichester Festival Theatre and has since become the fastest selling play in British theatre history. ‘It’s marvellous theatre, guaranteed to make you laugh, cry and come out singing ‘Jerusalem’ (Mail on Sunday).

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Lizzie O'Hara Annie
Lizzie O'Hara
Mina Machin Chris
Mina Machin
Donna Chinn Cora
Donna Chinn
Charlotte Lloyd Ruth
Charlotte Lloyd
Clare Toska Celia
Clare Toska
Celia Billau Jessie
Celia Billau
 Louisa Hatton Marie
Louisa Hatton
Moya Magee Brenda
Moya Magee
Diana Edwards Lady Cravenshire
Diana Edwards
Carrie Churchill Elaine
Carrie Churchill
Dan Bates John
Dan Bates
John Lomas Rod
John Lomas
Conor Daly Lawrence
Conor Daly
Gary Peake Liam
Gary Peake
Liz Turner Director
Liz Turner

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