June 19 2013 Latest news:
By Matt Hunter
Friday, October 5, 2012
WOMEN have been putting it all on show in a performance of Calendar Girls which has helped to raise more than £3,000 for charity.
Debenham Players put on the sell-out shows in the village’s high school hall last month.
The shows were such a success that an actual calendar featuring the women from the shows has had to be re-printed because of demand.
Show director Cyndi McAleer said: “Calendar Girls was the most rewarding production I had the pleasure of directing – the subject was dear to all our hearts and our cast and crew gave everything they had to deliver a meaningful, enjoyable, uplifting evening.
“Everyone, cast and audience alike, left with a smile on their face and a glow of satisfaction.”
The money has gone towards Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research and the show’s organisers are expecting more money to be raised through the sale of the calendar.
Calendar Girls was turned into a film in 2003, written by Tim Firth and starring Helen Mirren and Julie Walters.
A hard copy version of the calendar is available to purchase for £5 from The Garden of Deben and Henry Abbott Houseware in Debenham and online at www.debenhamcalendergirls.co.uk
Debenham Players rehearse at local schools and often perform in the village’s community centre.