Prince Moo Productions is delighted to announce an exclusive Melbourne season of the hit play CALENDAR GIRLS at The Athenaeum Theatre from 27th September 2017 for a strictly limited season.
Adapted by Tim Firth from his smash hit film of the same name, CALENDAR GIRLS is based on an inspiring true story that is both poignant and hilarious. A group of extraordinary women, members of a very ordinary Yorkshire Women’s Institute, spark a global phenomenon by persuading one another to pose au natural for a
charity calendar with a difference. As interest snowballs, the CALENDAR GIRLS find themselves revealing more than they’d ever planned. This heartwarming, comedic tale tells the true story of friendship, hope and determination.
When Annie’s husband John dies of leukaemia, she and best friend Chris agree to raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund in order to purchase a new couch in the local hospital waiting room where they spent so many uncomfortable hours. They manage to persuade fellow WI members to pose discreetly nude with them for an “alternative” calendar, with a little help from a hospital porter and a local amateur photographer.
Director Peter J Snee stated, “The opportunity to direct this play and to help raise both; the profile of Leukaemia and money for Leukaemia support, was too good to miss. Calendar Girls is a glorious celebration of friendship, women and the power of hope. I am very excited to bring this production to Melbourne with this exception cast of performers, that will make you laugh, make you cry and it will leave you feeling better about the world than when you entered the theatre.”
September 27 – October 7
Bookings: www.ticketek.com.au or 03 9650 1500