Calendar Girls is a comedy play based on the 2003 film of the same name that starred Helen Mirren and Julie Walters.
The play tells the inspiring and true story of the ladies of a Women`s Institute who sparked a global phenomenon in 1998. When one of their husbands dies of leukaemia, the ladies decide to create a calendar to raise funds to buy a new settee for the hospital`s waiting room. However, unlike previous calendars featuring bridges and landscapes, this one features the women discreetly posing nude and barely covered by strategically placed cakes, teapots, flowers, knitting and a piano. The calendar is a surprising success and quickly sells out. The resulting media attention and publicity eventually takes its toll and the Calendar Girls find themselves more exposed than they had ever planned.
The play is happening at Masque Theatre. A professional and community theatre space, The Masque Theatre is situated in the heart of Muizenberg – hosting live productions, soirees and recitals, seminars, presentations, and film shows. They aim to deliver quality entertainment, accessible to all members of the general public. The Theatre is wheelchair friendly with easily accessible patron facilities, and boasts a fully licensed bar.
Venue: Masque Theatre, 37 Main Rd, Muizenberg
Cost: R90 – R100