by Tim Firth
Based on the Miramax motion picture by Juliette Towhidi and Tim Firth
Directed by Mathilde Berry
“The flowers of Yorkshire are like the women of Yorkshire. Every stage of their growth has its own beauty.”
It is a project that will surely raise a few eyebrows in their village: after Annie’s husband John dies, her best friend Chris persuades her and four of their friends to pose nude for an “alternative” calendar – it is all for a good cause, of course, to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital.
Their calendar is a runaway success and soon the six women find themselves under media scrutiny from all over the country. But their new-found fame puts Chris and Annie's friendship to the test.
The film “Calendar Girls” was a major international hit, while the play of the same name, written by the film’s co-author, has become the fastest selling play in British theatre history. Based on a true story.
Lexi von Hoffmann
Photos: Herwig Lührs