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Calendar Girls is coming to The Palace Theatre
8:40am Friday 15th March 2013 in News
THE inspirational true story behind Calendar Girls is coming to The Palace Theatre in Redditch - featuring a bevy of local beauties.
Presented by locally based company, All & Sundry, Calendar Girls tells the story of a WI group who want to raise money and awareness for Leukaemia Research after one of their members lost their husband.
They hit upon the idea of printing a calendar featuring themselves discreetly posing nude while engaged in everyday activities.
The initial printing quickly sells out, and before long their tiny village is bombarded with members of the international media anxious to report the feel-good story.
Director Neale McGrath said: “We couldn't believe how many of our members were willing to take their kit off.”
“Seriously, it was great to see so many beautiful ladies who really wanted to take part in this fantastic piece.”
One of the stars of the show, Martina Ponsonby, said: “As soon as I read the script I had to be part of this very special story and I'm very excited to be playing the part of one of the real girls and also help spread the news about the wonderful work of Leukaemia Research.”
All & Sundry have produced a commemorative calendar featuring the stars and a programme to celebrate the show, which will be on sale at the show.
Calendar Girls runs from Wednesday, March 20 to Saturday, March 23 starting at 7.30pm with a matinee at 2.30pm on Saturday.
For tickets and more information, call 01527 65203 or visit redditchadvertiser.co.uk.