Calendar Girls set to reveal all in charity show

tring festival company calendar girls march 2013
tring festival company calendar girls march 2013

Calendar Girls is fast becoming one of the most popular shows on the am-dram circuit, and now the team at the Tring Festival Company are stripping off to show what they can do with the well-loved tale.

Everyone’s familiar with the true story of a group of prim and proper Yorkshire Women’s Institute members who caused a sensation – and triggered countless other revealing charity calendar projects up and down the country – when they stripped off to raise money for charity.

Their experience inspired a film starring Julie Walters and many other famous faces, and then a theatre version penned by Tim Firth became a fixture on regional theatre touring schedules.

Now amateur groups are getting in on the act, with productions already staged in Bovingdon and St Albans in recent months.

It’s curtain up at the Court Theatre next Tuesday, March 26, for a run which continues until Saturday.

It’s directed by Andy Faber, features a bevy of the best acting talent from across three counties, and it’s appropriate given the source material that this show will be raising funds for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.

Tickets are from £10 to £15 with concessions available – call 07543 560 478, visit www.courttheatre.co.uk or pop into Beechwood Fine Foods Frogmore Street, Tring (Monday to Friday 7.30am to 5.30pm, Saturday 8.30am to 5pm, Sunday 10.30am to 3pm, cash or cheque only).