Nadine Truong, Tuesday 04 September 2012
The stage production of Calendar Girls has celebrated unprecedented success since opening at the Chichester Festival Theatre in 2008, moving to the West End and touring the UK.
The play is based on the true story of a group of WI ladies who embarked on a charity nude calendar to help raise awareness of Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, after John, the husband of one of the WI member's, died from the disease. The calendar was a huge success - more than what the group had planned - and was turned into a film starring Helen Mirren, Celia Imrie and Julie Walters, as well as the hit play which transferred to the West End and is still touring the country. For the first time, amateur rights have been released for an 18 month period from September, and three local groups will be staging the heart-warming play this autumn.
Teddington Theatre Club
Sunday 30 September-Saturday 6 October
Hampton Hill Playhouse, 90 High Street, Hampton Hill, Hampton TW12 1NY
020 8410 4545
The Tudor Players
Tuesday 16-Saturday 20 October
Charles Cryer Studio Theatre, 39 High Street, Carshalton SM5 3BB
020 8770 6990
Wednesday 31 October-Saturday 3 November
Chestnut Grove Theatre, Chestnut Grove School, Boundaries Road, Balham SW12 8JZ
For more information about obtaining amateur rights for Calendar Girls visit www.seecalendargirls.com/amateur_rights.