Pumphouse Theatre, Feb 3 – 11, 2023
A comedy by Tim Firth
Directed by Krista Willott
www.morpheustheatre.ca or 403-246-2999
Show Times: Wed – Sat @ 7:30pm; Matinees Feb 5 & 11 @ 2:00pm
Tickets: Adults $23, Student/Senior $18
When Annie’s husband, John, dies of leukemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow Women’s Institute members to pose nude with them for an “alternative” calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. The news of the women’s charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie’s friendship is put to the test under the strain of their newfound fame.
Based on the true story of eleven WI members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund.
“It makes you laugh, it makes you cry, and it leaves you feeling better about life than you did when you entered the theatre.” – The Telegraph