Calendar Girls

Directed by Allen Flynn

When Annie's husband, John, dies of leukaemia, she and best friend, Chris, resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow Women's Institute members to pose nude with them for an 'alternative calendar', with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer, Lawrence. The news of the women's charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie's friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame. 

Based on a true story of eleven Women's Institute members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund, Calendar Girls opened at the Chichester Festival Theatre and has since become the fastest selling play in British theatre history.

Cast

Chris:                            Maeve Plunkett

Annie:                           Saoirse Byrne

Cora:                             Sandra Cox

Jessie:                           Patricia Shannon

Celia:                            Rachel Culligan

Ruth:                             Brid  Finnegan

Marie:                            Tara Manning

Lady Cravenshire:          Mary Poitier

Elaine:                           Sinead Finn

Brenda Hulse:                Helen Forde

Lawrence:                      Cormac O'Sullivan

John:                             Aidan O'Gara

Rod:                              Neil Haran

Liam:                            Joe Varden