Calendar Girls is a funny and poignant play based on the 2003 film of the same name, starring Helen Mirren and Julie Walters, which tells the inspiring and true story of the ladies of a Women`s Institute who sparked a global phenomenon in 1998. When one of their husbands dies of leukaemia, the ladies decide to create a calendar to raise funds to buy a new settee for the hospital`s waiting room. However, unlike previous calendars featuring bridges and landscapes, this one will feature the women discreetly posing nude and barely covered by strategically placed cakes, teapots, flowers, knitting and a piano. The calendar is a surprising success and quickly sells out. The resulting media attention and publicity eventually takes its toll and the Calendar Girls find themselves more exposed than they had ever planned.
Pinelands Players will be presenting the play ???????? ????? by Tim Firth at the Masque Theatre in December 2019. To be directed by Wesley Figaji, this is the final Masque Theatre Reboot production of the year in celebration of the theatre’s 60th anniversary.
Book now for the Calendar Girls Benefit Show on Sunday, 8 December 2019 at 14:30. Ticket price R150 (includes welcome drink and light refreshments). Cash bar available.
Venue: Masque Theatre, Muizenberg
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