Women shake off nerves for Calendar Girls show

PUBLISHED: 12:27 26 July 2012

Calendar Girls

Calendar Girls

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THE story of a simple fundraising effort which blossomed into a nationwide phenomenon will be coming to Weston this year.

Britain’s famous Calendar Girls have raised a staggering £3million in aid of leukaemia research and six local actors have been given the opportunity of bringing the amateur production to Weston’s Playhouse.

Director Robbie Burns said: “When I read that the rights holders were going to allow a limited selection of amateur companies to present the world famous play I knew I wanted it for Weston.

“I knew quite a lot of very talented local actors and I simply invited them to do the show and each one said yes immediately. We have now secured the South West Premier.”

The six ladies, who will be disrobing for the show, recently attended a photo-shoot with Lympsham professional photographer Julia Carr to settle their nerves before the big day on stage in front of 700 people.

Their production of Calendar Girls will be donating all profits to the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research charity and is at the Playhouse for just two performances on September 1 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

Tickets, priced £10-14, are available from the box office on 01934 645544.

The Mercury has teamed up with The Playhouse to offer three readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the show.

To enter the competition simply answer the following question: Which charity is this production supporting?

Send your answer, along with your name, address and a daytime telephone number, to The Calendar Girls competition, Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW by 9am on July 20.

Alternatively log on to www.westonmercury.co.uk to enter. Usual Archant rules apply and the editor’s decision is final.

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