Calendar Girls

1st - 8th September 2012

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.


in order of appearance

Cora - Denise Gough

Chris - Alison Ransom

Annie - Pippa Hill

Jessie - Jenni Wilkins

Celia - Cathie Henson

Ruth - Mandy Doherty

Marie - Penny Daw

Brenda Hulse - Frances Manhire

John - Steve Moore

Rod - Pete Tomlinson

Lady Cravenshire - Gill Cree

Lawrence - David Hill

Elaine - Kate Thomas

Liam - Shaun Patchett



Author - Tim Firth

Director - Joe McNulty

Production Manager - Rob Luke

Production Secretary - Andy Oaker

Stage Manager - Michelle Young

Asst Stage Manager - Peter Stockman

Lighting/Sound Design - Phil Weeks

Lighting Operators - Mark Bendell & Samantha Ottaway

Sound Operator - Phil Weeks

Scenic Artist - Jordan Leach, Karen Mitchell, Debbie Mitchell, Michelle Young & Members of ELTC

Scenery Construction & Crew - Mark Bendell, Neil Gill, Sophie Luff, Peter Stockman & Phil Weeks

Props - Helen Lawlor & Michelle Young

Wardrobe - Gemma Pressey

Front of House - Catherine Moore, Sarah Mules, Richard Satterly & Members of ELTC

Publicity - Rob Luke,  Ali Ransom, Peter Stockman & Members of ELTC

Rehearsal Photos - David Hill

Production Photos - Lewis Law

Design & Print - Backstage Supplies,


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