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Calendar Girls Tickets ON SALE NOW

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Photo Credit : Anna Rosenzweig

At first glance it should look like your classic WI calendar. Jams, cakes and sewing and all that. Except for one thing…the ladies are not naked, they’re nude.

A group of extraordinary women, members of a very ordinary Yorkshire WI, persuade one another to pose for a charity calendar with a difference – no more photos of Wharfedale bridges or Norman churches for them. Overcoming their initial reserve, the friends drop their dressing gowns, their modesty spared only by artfully placed cakes, knitting and flower arrangements.

Puzzling their husbands, mortifying their children and riding the wrath of the outraged WI, they spark a global phenomenon. But as media interest snowballs, the Calendar Girls find themselves exposed in ways they’d never expected, revealing more than they’d ever planned. A very English story with a very English heart, Calendar Girls is quirky, poignant and hilarious.

Adapted by Tim Firth from the Miramax film of the same name, it is based on an uplifting and very inspiring true story.

Tickets for Calendar Girls are on sale now online here, or in person at Awka Surf Milton.

Show dates are:

7pm Friday 2 & 9 November

8pm Saturday 3 & 10 November

2pm Sunday 4 & 11 November

Tickets are $28 adult, $25 concession, student and groups of 10 or more

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Thank you to our fabulous major sponsor –

Bella Coastal Property

and thank you to our fantastic regular sponsors –

Elders Insurance Ulladulla

Mollymook Golf Club

Tailor-Made Financial Services

Cupitt’s

Milton Ulladulla Bowling Club

Grant Brodie, Dental Surgeon

Kennedy and Cooke Lawyers

Milton Ulladulla Ex Servos Club

Ulladulla Joinery & Hardware

Mollymook Fine Wines and Ales

Photo Credit : Anna Rosenzweig

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Calendar Girls coming together nicely

“He reckoned all the jam-making and knitting was basically a front for a load of respectable middle aged women to get together and go nuts.”

Lawrence Sugden, to the women of the WI, Calendar Girls.

If you have been near the Milton CWA Hall in recent weeks, you may have heard raucous laughter spilling out from behind the closed doors of the Follies rehearsals for their November production of Calendar Girls.

While hard at work learning their lines and remembering their props, the cast and crew continue to find moments of hilarity in this heart-warming play of love, loss and fundraising.  One wonders whether Lawrence’s quote could equally be applied to the Follies team bringing this show to life. And that’s before the clothes come off!

With Di Falloon ably returning to her Director’s chair, Follies has been delighted to welcome newcomer Allan Dean to the role of Producer. With the script calling for a “boy band diorama made out of pine cones”, we are also delighted to welcome the fabulously talented Jann Dean to the role of Props Manager, and are always excited to see what she brings in next.

Jennifer Sach brings a wealth of practical experience to the role of Backstage Manager, and we are excited to welcome back Renee Morgan as Makeup Artist. With Ash Howes as Costume Manager, and the hard working Steve Sayers managing the Front of House Team, Follies is confident that this production is in brilliant hands.

Tickets for Calendar Girls are on sale now online here, or in person at Awka Surf Milton.

Show dates are:

  • 7pm Friday      2 &   9 November
  • 8pm Saturday 3 & 10 November
  • 2pm Sunday    4 & 11 November

Tickets are $28 adult, $25 concession, student and groups of 10 or more.

 

Could you Help for a Few Hours?

If you’re a dab hand building things, or have a special talent for finding the right props for a stage play, we need you!

We’re preparing for Calendar Girls, and can use all the assistance we can get. Please come along and help out, even if you only have a few spare hours.

It’s very rewarding seeing your handiwork on stage!

Please contact the producer Allan for details. Thanks so much. Without you, we couldn’t do it.

Allan Dean
0428 748 177
allan.dean.1@bigpond.com

Updated Cast and Crew for Calendar Girls

After a few unexpected events, the cast and crew of our next production has been updated.

Cast:

  • Chris: Di L’Estrange
  • Annie: Debra Appleton
  • Cora: Ruth Myers
  • Jessie: Mary Scott
  • Celia: Crystal Moore
  • Ruth: Suzanne Sayers
  • Marie: Natalie Moore
  • John: Nic Alexander
  • Lawrence: Gavin Dorrell
  • Rod: Daniel Costello
  • Lady Cravenshire: Norma Lowe
  • Brenda Hulse: Georgia Sadler
  • Elaine: Georgia Sadler
  • Liam: Bill Lampard

Crew:

  • Director: Diana Falloon
  • Producer: Allan Dean
  • Back Stage Manager: Jennifer Sach

Calendar Girls rehearsals coming along nicely

There’s no rest for Follies, with Calendar Girls rehearsals now in full swing. The first few rehearsals were full of giggles as performers played Never Have I Ever and the Human Knot game in order to quickly establish relationships on which to build a bonded troupe.

Di Falloon is now spending time with the cast workshopping characters, before tackling perhaps the most daunting scene of the show – the nude calendar photo shoot.

With scores of props, multiple entrances and exits, piano playing, singing, as well as choreography for 6 unclothed women to protect their modesty, this scene has the potential to be the highlight of the play, or its biggest disaster! The show opens in November, with ticket sales available soon.