EPMTC proudly present Calendar Girls by Tim Firth.
6th - 8th September 2012
FLORAL PAVILION, New Brighton, Wirral
DIRECTOR: Dawn Kennedy
Chris - Julie Rooney
Ruth - Kerry Jones
Cora - Kimberley Anderson
Annie - Debbie Devereux-Roberts
Jessie - Joy McIntosh
Marie - Pam Watson
Celia - Sheryl Dean
John - Ian Devereux-Roberts
Elaine - Sara Haynes
Brenda Hulse - Sandra Bickerton
Lady Cravenshire - Nicky David
Rod - Andy Nickson
Lawrence - Gareth Anderson
Liam - Martin Hilton
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 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.
Based on the true story of eleven WI members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund, Calendar Girls opened at the Chichester Festival Theatre and has since become the fastest selling play in British theatre history.
"It's marvellous theatre, guaranteed to make you laugh, cry and come out singing Jerusalem." Mail on Sunday
"Dazzlingly funny, shamelessly sentimental and utterly captivating ... the mingling of pathos and comedy here is simply unbeatable." Lloyd Evans, Spectator.