Calendar Girls is based on the 2003 comedy film of the same name, centered around a true story of a group of Yorkshire women who
produced a nude calendar to raise money for Leukemia Research under the umbrella of the Women’s Institutes in April 1999.
In 2008, the writer Tim Firth adapted it into a stage play and has played around the world, now it comes to the Sunshine Coast for a limited season.
When Annie's husband John dies of Leukaemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new couch in the local hospital waiting room.
They manage to persuade four fellow Women’s Institute 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.
Calendar Girls will play the following theatres –
• The 'J' Theatre at 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th January 2013 with a matinee on the Saturday – bookings on 5455 4455 or on line at www.thej.com.au
• Gympie Civic Centre on Friday 1st February 2013 bookings on 0417 736 466
• Redlands Performing Arts Centre on Saturday 2nd February 2013 bookings on 3829 8131 or on line at www.rpac.com.au
• Redcliffe Civic Centre on Saturday 9th February 2013 – bookings on 3283 0407 or on line at www.redcliffeculturalcentre.com.au
Gympie Civic Centre, Mellor Street, Gympie
1st of February 2013
For bookings please phone 0417 736 466
Gympie Civic Centre, Gympie
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