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Calendar Girls

  • Calendar Girls<br> 22 November - 10 December, 2023

“They dropped everything for a good cause."

Calendar Girls
by Tim Firth

Director: Aimée Cavanagh

Dates: November 22 to December 10, 2023

When Annie's husband, John, dies of leukaemia, she and her best friend, Chris, resolve to raise money to replace the uncomfortable couch in the hospital's family waiting room.

The only problem is the Women's Institute fundraising calendar doesn't usually raise many funds! They come up with the idea of posing for an 'alternative' calendar – with just a little help from strategically placed cakes, flowers, and crafts. They manage to persuade fellow Women's Institute members to pose nude with them, and news of the women's charitable venture spreads like wildfire. The calendar's success brings hordes of press to the small Yorkshire village of Knapely and puts Chris and Annie's friendship to the test under the strain of their new-found fame.

Based on the true story of eleven women who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund, Calendar Girls is a heartwarming tale of old friends fighting hard to bare all, full of heart... and a little cheek!

Running time

Approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes including a 20 minute interval.

Opening Night

Come along at 7:30pm on Wednesday 22 November to help us celebrate opening night and to enjoy complimentary refreshments before the show.

Ticket Prices

$30 (full), $25 (concession)
Group Concessions 10+: $25
Special discounts for large groups over 20 – contact info@mrt.org.au for more details

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Aimée Cavanagh

The Cast

Dimity Eveleens - Marie
Bronwyn Sartori - Ruth
Ann-Maree Day - Lady Cravenshire/Brenda
Chelsea Slack - Cora
Barbara-Rose Townsend - Jessie
Jo Cooper - Chris
Amy Stork - Celia
Cate Hayes - Annie
Eamonn O'Reilly - John
Peter Murray - Rod
Richard Rae - Lawrence/Liam
Meg Wallace - Elaine

Performance Dates/Times:

Evenings at 8:00pm:
Wednesday 22, Friday 24, Saturday 25
Friday 1, Saturday 2, Friday 8

Matinees at 2:00pm:
Sunday 3, Saturday 9, Sunday 10

Doors open 30 minutes before performances

By Arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical, on Behalf of Samuel French, a Concord Theatricals Company

COVID Safe Conditions of Entry

The safety of our community is of paramount importance. We have put measures in place to prioritise the health and well-being of everyone.

All visitors are encouraged to wear a face mask and are asked to sanitise their hands on arrival and exercise proper physical distancing while on site.

You are not permitted to enter Maitland Repertory Theatre if you:

    • are experiencing any flu-like symptoms (sore throat, runny nose, persistent cough, shortness of breath, fever)
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    • are awaiting the results of a test for COVID-19
    • reside with anyone who is awaiting the results of a test for COVID-19
    • have visited a designated COVID-19 hot spot and failed to observe the government requirement to quarantine for 14 days
    • have returned from international travel and failed to observe the government requirement to quarantine for 14 days