By Tim Firth
Based on the Miramax motion picture.
Based on the true story of the Yorkshire women who pose for a calendar to raise money for Cancer research, Calendar Girls has become the fastest selling play in British theatre history.
After the previous year’s fundraising calendar, featuring local bridges, raises a paltry sum, the members of the Knapely Women’s Institute persuade one another to produce a charity calendar with a difference. They decide to pose nude for an “alternative” calendar. Puzzling their husbands, mortifying their children and riding the wrath of the outraged WI, the calendar becomes a huge success sparking a global phenomenon. A very English story with a very English heart, Calendar Girls is quirky, poignant and hilarious.
Caution – mild adult themes