When Annie’s husband John dies from Leukaemia, she and her best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new sofa in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow Woman’s Institute members to pose nude with them for an “alternative” calendar.
With their modesty spared only by artfully placed cakes, knitting and flower arrangements, and a little help from the hospital porter and an amateur photographer they complete their calendar.
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 (UK). The calendar is a huge 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 Woman’s Institute members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund; Calendar Girls became the fastest selling play in British theatre history, received the What’s On Stage Award for Best New Comedy in 2010 and is now a worldwide comedy hit!
‘Dazzlingly funny, shamelessly sentimental and utterly captivating … the mingling of pathos and comedy here is simply unbeatable.’ Spectator
Margaret River Cultural and Events Centre
Wednesday 28 May, 8pm
Tickets: $40 Adults, $34 Arts Hub Members, $35 Group 6+ (booked in 1 transaction)