Some of the most esteemed ladies of British theatre are about to take their knickers off. Live. In front of people. Non-blind people!
Yes, everyone, the film Calendar Girls has been made into a play. Hooray etc. Starring Linda Bellingham off-of Loose Women, Sian Phillips, the proper-grown-up actress, Gaynor Faye off-of’ her mum writes for telly so she gets a lot of work’ and Patricia Hodge, of all people, Calendar Girls kicks off at Chichester Festival Theatre on 16th September and will wend its gloomy way to London’s glittering West End in time for Christmas.
Whatever next? A musical based on a film about Sheffield miners stripping for cash?