Calendar Girls set to bare all in Sidmouth

The Sidmouth Amateur Dramatics Society is performing 'Calendar Girls', October 1-5, at Sidmouth's Ma

The Sidmouth Amateur Dramatics Society is performing 'Calendar Girls', October 1-5, at Sidmouth's Manor Pavilion - Credit: Archant

TICKETS are selling quickly for Calendar Girls, the forthcoming production from the Sidmouth Amateur Dramatics Society (SADS). That’s hardly surprising as the play includes a memorable scene where six members of a Yorkshire Women’s Institute appear naked, tastefully posing behind piles of buns or jars of marmalade.

But, says SADS, there’s considerably more to Tim Firth’s “beautifully written play”, which tells the story of how six women from Knapeley WI raised more than £3million for leukaemia and lymphoma research.

The play exposes the vulnerabilities of the main characters, “warts and all”, combined with “a generous helping of Yorkshire straight-talking and humour”.

This, says SADS, makes for a “realistic and uplifting evening’s entertainment”.

Calendar Girls, directed by Joan Heard, is at the Manor Pavilion, Sidmouth, Tuesday, October 1-Saturday, October 5, 7.45pm; Saturday matinee. 2.30pm.


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Tickets – with a donation to Exeter Leukaemia Fund – are £10 (£5 for under 16s).

Box office: 01395 514413 (10am-2pm, Monday-Saturday).

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