The Letterkenny Music and Drama Group are delighted to be staging the fabulous award-winning musical Calendar Girls The Musical. The musical is based on the 2003 film and play Calendar Girls, which is in turn based on a true story.
When Annie’s husband John dies of leukaemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to blast away all preconceptions and persuade other fellow WI members to pose with them for a nude calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence and carefully positioned props.
Upturning preconceptions is a dangerous business and none of them expect the emotional and personal ramifications, but gradually the making of the fabulous and funny calendar brings each woman unexpectedly into flower.
The true story of the Calendar Girls launched a global phenomenon, a million copycat calendars, a record breaking movie, stage play and this musical written by Tim Firth and Gary Barlow which coined the term “craughing” – the act of crying and laughing at the same time.
The LMDG produced the play Calendar Girls in 2012 & 2013 with huge success, packing the houses each night and raising thousands of Euro for local cancer charities. We hope to do the same this time. The last time the shows were booked out long before the first show so it’s important you book early.
Calendar Girls the Musical is quirky, poignant, hilarious, and packed with unforgettable songs. Don’t miss it.