Calendar Girls by Tim Firth

Performance: March 29-31, 2023 - St. John's Arts & Culture Centre - Barbara Barrett Basement Theatre

Calendar Girls has become the fastest selling play in British theatre history and is based on the true story of eleven Women's Institute members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund.

It begins when Annie's husband John dies of leukaemia and she and her best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new sofa in the local hospital waiting room. The two ladies manage to persuade four other fellow Women's Institute members to pose nude with them for an "alternative" calendar fundraiser with a little help from shy hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence.

The news of the women's charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and soon hordes of Press descend on the small Yorkshire village. Even though the calendar quickly becomes a huge success, Chris and Annie's friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame

  • Chris - Michelle Lambert
  • Annie - Susan Bonnell
  • Jessie - Jean Graham
  • Celia - Amanda Halliday
  • Ruth - Anna Stassis
  • Cora - Sandra Mills
  • Marie - Fiona Andersen
  • Lady Cravenshire/Liam - Russell Bowers
  • Brenda/Elaine - Katie Billard
  • John - Sean Collins
  • Rod - Chris Panting
  • Lawrence - Andrew Halliday
  • Director - Louise Kearley
  • Stage Manager - Janelle Welshman
  • Costumes - Sandi Mills-Mercer & Lisa Faye
  • Props - Howard Cheeseman, Eileen Doyle, Lana Lehr, & Mike O'Keefe
  • Sound - Gabriel Edwards
  • Lighting - Cameron Wilcox
  • Set Design - Clar Doyle
  • Set Construction - Freeman Mercer
  • Stagehand - Paul Westcott
  • Publicity - Shirley Sellars
  • Poster Design - David Sturge