Calendar Girls confirmed at Noel Coward 4 April

Calendar Girls confirmed at Noel Coward 4 April

It is now confirmed that the Chichester Festival production of Calendar Girls, will be at the Noel Coward Theatre from 4 April 2009

The new stage play by Tim Firth, adapted from his own screenplay for the 2003 film, will feature Lynda Bellingham, Patricia Hodge, Sian Phillips, Gaynor Faye, Brigit Forsyth, Julia Hills, Elaine C Smith, Joan Blackham, Abby Francis, Gary Lilburn, Gerard McDermot, Carl Prekopp.

It is directed by Hamish McColl, designed by Robert Jones,lighting by Malcolm Rippeth, costumes by Emma Williams and music by Steve Parry.

It is produced by David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers in association with Chichester Festival Theatre.

At First Glance it should look like your classic WI Calendar. Jams, cakes, sewing and all that. Except for one tiny thing…the ladies aren’t naked, they’re nude. A group of extraordinary women, members of a very ordinary Yorkshire WI, persuade one another to pose for a charity calendar with a difference! Overcoming their initial reserve, the friends drop their dressing gowns, modesty spared only by artfully placed cakes, knitting and flower arrangements. Puzzling their husbands, mortifying their children, and riding the wrath of the outraged WI, they spark a global phenomenon. As interest snowballs, the CALENDAR GIRLS find themselves revealing more than they’d ever planned.

Prior to the West End, “CALENDAR GIRLS” will continue its tour at His Majesty’s Theatre Aberdeen (3 – 7 February 2009), The Theatre Royal Nottingham (9 – 14 February), The Regent Theatre Stoke (16 – 21 February), The New Victoria Theatre Woking (23 – 28 February), The Mayflower Southampton (2 – 7 March), The New Theatre Cardiff (9 – 14 March), The Lowry Theatre Salford (16 – 21 March) and The Theatre Royal Norwich (23 – 28 March).

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