By Tim Firth – Directed by Kate Spencer
When Annie’s husband John dies of leukaemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow WI members to pose nude with them for an “alternative” calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. The news of the women’s charitable venture spreads like wildfire, 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 their new-found fame. Based on the true story of 11 WI members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund.
- Annie: Claire Fleming
- Brenda/Lady Cravenshire: Sheryl Pulsford
- Celia: Jan Dykstra
- Chris: Julia Harris
- Cora: Liz Alpine
- Elaine: Brierly McGee
- Jessie: Mary-Anne Kindell
- John: Peter Carr
- Lawrence/Liam: Matthew Hadfield
- Marie: Lee Norris
- Rod: Andrew Malcolm
- Ruth: Tracey Bentall
6th-9th April, and 13th-16th April at 8pm. 10th April at 2pm.
Tickets will be available from Coastlands Ticket Direct Information Desk or by calling 04-902 9885 from 14th March 2016. Adults $22, Students/Senior Citizens $20, Groups of 10 or more $20. Tickets also available online from the TicketDirect website. Please note additional fees may be charged for tickets purchased online.
Update 29th March 2016: All tickets are now SOLD OUT! Apologies to those who missed out.
Update 31st March 2016: Extra performance on Tuesday 12th April now on sale.