Calendar girls is a date not to be missed

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Actors and actresses from across the district will perform one of the country’s best loved stage shows which opens tomorrow for a four day run at Whitby Pavilion Theatre.

Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society (WADS) is one of just a handful of groups in the north of England to be given the rights to perform Calendar Girls.

Calendar Girls is based on the true story of 11 Women’s Institute members who pose nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukemia Research Fund and proceeds from the Whitby shows will also go to the same charity.

A cast of 14 actors and actresses aged from 24 up to the age of 90 have been selcted to play the famous roles in the show after auditions were held earlier this year

Chris Wales, director of the show, said: “The challenge of staging Calendar girls first came about around 18 months ago when it was announced that the amateur rights to perform the show would be made available for a limited time.

“Having seen the show done professionally I knew that its warmth and humour would be perfect for Whitby audiences.

“All I had to do was find six women willing to take their clothes off.

“Thankfully I found a observing cast who have been working very hard over the past few months on what is a very complex production.

“Calendar Girls is a very moving story, funny, often sad but most of all uplifting.”

WADS hosts four shows in Whitby every year but Calendar Girls is by far the biggest they have ever done.

Calendar Girls is showing tomorrow, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7pm.

Tickes are priced from £6 and are available from the box office on (01947) 604855.