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Calendar Girls

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About the Show Less...

A group of ordinary, middle-aged WI women decide to pose naked to raise money for charity. Read More >

Calendar Girls is the story of a group of ordinary, middle aged WI women who achieve something extraordinary.

After the death of Annie Clarke’s husband, feisty Chris Harper persuades the group to pose for a charity calendar with a difference. Puzzling their husbands, mortifying their children and riding the wrath of the outraged WI, they embark on achieving their goal of raising money for charity.

Beginning with the aim of buying a comfortable sofa for their local cancer ward, the calendar girls unexpectedly spark a global phenomenon and their success grows beyond all expectations. Taking them from the hills of Yorkshire to the Hollywood Hills in LA, the sudden media attention proves more difficult to live with then they could have predicted.

Calendar Girls is based on a true story and was adapted by Tim Firth from his original screenplay of the 2003 award-winning film starring Helen Mirren and Julie Walters. The play was first performed at the Chichester Festival Theatre.

This production may contain iced bun-covered nudity.

For more information about Calendar Girls at the Noel Coward theatre, read the First Night Feature and Big Interview with former cast member Jill Halfpenny.


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 04/04/2009

Closing Night: 09/01/2010

Running time: 2h30

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Cast & Creative


Kelly Brook, Janie Dee, Arabella Weir, Helen Lederer, Hannah Waterman, Debbie Chazen, Jan Leeming, Carl Prekopp


Director - Hamish McColl

Producer - David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers

Lighting Designer - Malcolm Rippeth

Set Designer - Robert Jones

Author - Tim Firth

Music By - Steve Parry

About Noël Coward Theatre

St Martin's Lane, London, United Kingdom WC2N 4AA

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