Calendar Girls – The Musical
The death of a much loved husband prompts a group of ordinary women in a small Yorkshire Women’s Institute to do an extraordinary thing. Blasting away all preconceptions of what it is to be in a women’s institute, they decide to do an artistic nude calendar to raise money for charity. Upturning preconceptions is a dangerous business and none of them expect the emotional and personal ramifications, but gradually the making of the fabulous and funny calendar brings each woman unexpectedly into flower.
The true story of the Calendar Girls launched a global phenomenon, a million copycat calendars, a record breaking movie, stage play and musical written by Tim Firth and Gary Barlow which coined the term “craughing” – the act of crying and laughing at the same time.
With unforgettable songs, every performance continues to add to the millions already raised for charity and also prove that there is no such thing as an ordinary woman.
Starring: Victoria Rowland as Chris, Tamara Leggett as Annie, Kate Dyer as Cora, Debbie Scarboro as Jessie, Amanda Porter as Celia, Bertie Hustwayte as Ruth, Claire Coull as Marie, Sam Lewis as Lawrence, David Nicholles as John, Alistair Burnett as Rod, Andrew Barton as Colin, Rob Dyer as Denis, Oliver Albertella as Danny, Nancy Dyer as Jenny, Artie Burnett as Tommo, Jane Banks as Miss Wilson (Tea), Fiona Bray as Miss Wilson (Coffee) and Libby Grainger as Brenda Hulse / Lady Cravenshire.
Director: David Sismore.
Assistant Director: Hollie Saunters.
Musical Director: Michelle Radley.
Artistic Consultant: Sophie-Louise Dann