Revealing all at Blackfriars with Calendar Girls

Getting their kit off for charity. Calendar Girls will be coming to Blackfriars Arts Centre. NA
Getting their kit off for charity. Calendar Girls will be coming to Blackfriars Arts Centre. NA

The story of a sensational nude calendar created by a small group of women in Yorkshire will be coming to Blackfriars at the end of this month.

Boston Playgoers are bringing the story of Calendar Girls to Boston by performing their own version of the world-famous play at the end of the month.

The play by Tim Firth tells the story of a group of women from a small Yorkshire village who caused a sensation by posing for a Women’s Institute calendar in the nude to raise funds for their local hospital.

The Alternative WI Calendar featured the ladies in various poses which captured the essence of the WI such as jam-making, baking and knitting – and it catapulted the ladies into stardom overnight.

The story has already been made into a film starring Helen Mirren and Julie Walters and was recently released for community groups to perform.

Director Kate Eglington said: “While at times the story is sad and poignant, it is also hugely funny and the cast and production team at Playgoers have had tremendous fun during rehearsals.”

Boston Playgoers teams have also created their own ‘alternative calendar’ which will be on sale soon with all proceeds going to Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.

“Local photographer Alan Markham, who took all the photos, has done a wonderful job of creating some very cheeky images and graphic designer Sarah Moysie has delivered a very professionally produced calendar,” added Kate.

The show, at the Spain Lane venue, will show from 7.30pm on Wednesday, Octber 31-Saturday, November 3 with a matinee at 2pm on the Saturday.

Tickets cost £12 (£10 conc).

To book call 01205 363108.