Calendar Girls

Directed by Roxane Ashe

April 12 to April 28, 2024

The 6th production of the 2023-2024 Season

When Annie’s husband John dies of leukemia, 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 newfound fame.

Based on the true story of eleven WI 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.

Performances: April 12 – 28, 2024

Fridays –  4/12, 4/19 & 4/26 at 8PM

Saturdays – 4/13, 4/20 & 4/27 at 8PM

Sundays – 4/14, 4/21 & 4/28 at 2PM

Please note: Patrons are recommended to wear masks at all times while in the theatre, and to remain at home if they’re experiencing any possible symptoms of COVID-19, or have been in recent close contact with somebody with COVID-19, at the time of the performance. Please find our COVID-19 policies here.

The Production Team

Roxane Ashe Director
Jane Hansen Stage Manager
Karin Odasz Stage Manager
Bobbe Sue Burns Stage Manager
Carson Duper Light Designer
Gary Schoenfeld Sound Designer
Yvette Shelton Props Designer

The Cast

Jessie Pamela Ciochetti
Annie Adrienne Herro
Chris Patti Appel
Marie Joanie Pugh Newman
Celia Kelly Gregg Rubingh
Cora Sarah Catherine Chan
Ruth Lissette Chao
Rod Rich Mattiello
Lady Cravenshire Pamela Mackenzie
Elaine Marley Williams
Liam David Hundsness
Lawrence Gary Schoenfeld
John Richard Newton
Brenda Alexis Orth