Calendar Girls

by

Tim Firth

SYNOPSIS

When Annie’s husband John dies of leukemia she and her best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They eventually persuade four fellow members of the local Women’s Institute (WI) to pose nude for their next calendar, something of a change from the more traditional subject matter of rural churches and landscapes. As Chris puts it, "What we are talking about here is a slight shift from a WI Calendar of Spectacular Views, to a calendar of... Spectacular Views of the WI".

News of the women’s charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley 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.

DIRECTOR

Julie-anne Smith

CAST

Cora

Sylvia Day

Chris

Tricia Tomlinson Schmid

Annie

Chris Eusebio

Jessie

Pat Peggs

Celia

Michelle Holmes Albin

Ruth

Christina Tamaa Fleischmann

Marie

Joan Bridgman

Brenda Hulse

Martha Gray

John

Marc Kempe

Rod

Paul Bilton

Lady Cravenshire

Anne Jiricny

Lawrence

Peter Gilbert

Elaine

Stephanie Sorgo

Liam

Tom Namovich

PRODUCTION PHOTOS

BEHIND THE SCENES

Production Co-ordinator

Tiina Palojärvi

Stage Manager

Ana Alvarez

Assistant Stage Managers

Victoria Ball, Noeleen Blaich, Nanni Neuenhaus, Anne Weber

Set Design

Firman Burke

Lighting Design

Andreas Stahl

Lighting Operators

Carolina Diaz Quijano, Tom Hofmaenner, Iain Richardson, Corinne Schmuki

Sound Design

Terry Menard

Sound Operators

Susan de Paul, Phil Margolis, Deborah Somers

Prompters

Irene Lautenbach, Dorothy Nauer, Alan Bridgman

Costumes

Martha Gray, Anne Jiricny, Stephanie Sorgo

Make-up

Estelle Aymard, Kat Betts, Maureen Grimm, Valery Niggli

Front of House

Nicholas MacCabe, Members of the Club

Box Office

Phil Margolis, Members of the Club

Publicity

Ana Alvarez

Programme Editor

Nicholas MacCabe

Photography

Nigel Baxter

Programme Photography Front Cover

Nigel Baxter

Programme Photography Other Pages

Ana Alvarez

Flyer and Programme Cover

Paul Bilton

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Photographs and videos supplied by
Firman Burke, Paul Bilton, Michael Bushkov, Olga Bushkova, Martin Chweirut, Nik Clayton, Daniele Dagani, Tom Hofmänner, Jamie Langridge, Irene Lautenbach, Tiina Palojärvi, Tim Purdue, Kelli Shoemaker​, Hummingbird Photography, Polar Studios