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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

The Bay Theatre Players present: Calendar Girls

Tickets are on sale for The Bay Theatre Players final production for 2022, Calendar Girls by Tim Firth. Directed by Candy Burgess, Calendar Girls is the story of six middle-aged women from Yorkshire, England who set out to raise money for a new settee for their local hospital after Annie’s husband dies from cancer. Determined to do something big and funny to raise money in John’s memory, they land on creating a nude calendar, starring themselves!

The play is based on a true story. The calendar of the real-life Calendar Girls went viral in 1999, with over 200,000 copies sold and hundreds of thousands of dollars raised for leukemia and lymphoma research. It is usual for all theatre companies that stage Calendar Girls to produce their very own calendar for sale during the show run. Director of Calendar Girls, Candy Burgess said this production is no different, with all profits from the sale of BTP’s calendars to be donated to various Cancer Research Foundations and charities.

The Bay Theatre Players are delighted to welcome both new and old faces to the stage for this joyful, funny and uplifting show. Rowena Blewitt, who plays the main role of Annie Clarke, is setting foot onto the Bay Theatre Players stage for the first time, after a long break from her previous involvement in acting and theatre. Luna Gaia is also a newcomer to The Bay Theatre Players, and will play one of the six main female roles, Cora, a vicar’s daughter and a rock chick! With an amazing cast of 16 players in this production of Calendar Girls, it will be a fun and seriously entertaining evening out!

Above: Calendar Girls Svetlana, Jen and Ann

Calendar Girls is running at The Bay Theatre Players Playhouse for 12 shows only, from Friday 21 October to Saturday 5 November. Matinee and evening performances are available. Tickets on sale now and selling fast at

Above: Rowena Blewitt, who plays Annie in Calendar Girls


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