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Press Release: CALENDAR GIRLS

Funny, sincere, and just a wee bit naughty, CALENDAR GIRLS combines cheeky comedy with heart touching realism 

Metro Theatre is delighted to present CALENDAR GIRLS adapted by Tim Firth from his smash hit film of the same name and directed by Alison Schamberger for an extended run on our stage October 28 to November 25, 2017

When Annie’s husband John dies of leukemia, her best friend Chris comes up with a scheme to raise funds to make the waiting space in the cancer ward a little more comfortable, as a memorial to him.

Based on true events, Calendar Girls lifts up the often hilarious, sometimes tense, story of members of the Women’s Institute in Yorkshire who rally around their grieving friend by baring their torsos for a cheeky nude calendar. Interest in the project snowballs and the Calendar Girls find themselves revealing more than they’d ever planned. Coping with the ensuing media frenzy proves even more challenging for their relationships than shedding their clothes

Director Alison Schamberger explains that “All the jam-making and knitting (done by the Women’s Institute) is basically an excuse for a load of respectable middle-aged women to get together and go nuts.”

These Calendar Girls are not what you may think. There is no actual nudity in this production, but there is the carefully staged appearance of nudity. The play is about sisterhood, doing something brave, being real, and building community. Revealing and fun, Calendar Girls, is one of the best-selling plays in British theatre history.

CALENDAR GIRLS stars:  Rebecca Walters(Chris),  Peg Keenleyside (Annie), Judy McLellan( Cora), Joan Koebel (Jessie),  Yasmin Tayob(Celia),  and  Helen Martin(Ruth)

The show is directed by Alison Schamberger, produced by Val Bingley and stage managed by Al Zylstra

Photo credits: Tracy Lynn Chernaske

Full Listing CALENDAR GIRLS Cast & Production Team

Tickets are $25 Adult or $22 Senior/Student with a special 2 for $38 every Thursday.  Tickets can be reserved by calling the Box Office 604 266 7191 or purchased online TICKETS

Metro Theatre is a non-profit theatre company, dedicated to promoting and developing theatre arts.  This is our 55th continuous season of bringing laughter, intrigue and surprise to live audiences. CALENDAR GIRLS is our 506th show.

 

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