The Loft Theatre’s production of Calender Girls was such a fun - yet poignant - experience for the team who put it together that they are thrilled to be able to bring it back to the stage.
The play by Tim Firth was so popular when it was staged at the Leamington theatre earlier this year that the company have decided to open the new season by re-running the show - under the direction of Gus Macdonald - for one week only (September 9 to 14).
Speaking to the Courier ahead of the run, actors Mary Macdonald, who plays Annie, and Rayner Wilson, who plays Chris, said the most enjoyable part of being in the play was the camaraderie that developed between cast members.
Mary said: “With it being for leukeamia research, all of knew we were doing something really worthy and special. If you are going to take your clothes off ...”
Rayner - who had never taken off her clothes on stage before - revealed that to prepare, the ladies got together to “get naked” to build up their confidence. “But it’s all very tasteful,” she insisted. “There is a big difference between being naked and being nude.”
See the Courier website for a video of the full interview.
Tickets to Calender Girls cost £9. Call 0844 493 4938 or visit www.loft-theatre.co.uk