Calendar Girls

Wednesday 28, Thursday 29, Friday 30 November & Saturday 1 December 2012

Probably the most successful production in our history, Calendar Girls, written by Tim Firth, was directed by Lynda Danby and told the gentle, charming and touching story of a group of ordinary ladies, members of the Knapeley W.I. in the Yorkshire Dales ,who set out to raise money to buy a new sofa for the relatives waiting room of Skipton General Hospital.   Their decision to pose “nude”, in typical W.I. activities, on a Calendar for the year 2000 succeeded beyond their wildest dreams.

Performances were held, as usual, in the Darby & Joan Hall in Cottingham to sell out audiences on all four evenings.   Indeed all tickets had been sold out more than five weeks before the first performance.

Our ladies too have produced a calendar in similar fashion and it is currently on sale at Barkers, Newsagents, Hallgate, Cottingham priced at £7.00.   Any profits from the sale of the calendar will be donated to the Oncology Unit at Castle Hill Hospital.

Director Lynda Danby
Cast (in order of appearance)
Cora Jane Walker
Chris Val Hall
Annie Rachel White
Jessie Margaret Hoyes
Celia Emily Twigger
Ruth Jo Holmes
Marie Kay Gower
Brenda Hulse Catherine Derrick
John Brian Hossack
Rod Ray Stow
Lady Cravenshire Elma Dobson
Lawrence Allan Purdue
Elaine Melanie Twigger
Liam Mark Pennington


Production  Team
Stage Manager   Brian Hossack
Assistant Stage Manager   Nigel Bird
Set Design   Rachel White
Set Build Allan Purdue, Brian Hossack, Rachel White & Tim Shann
Lighting   James Evans
Sound   Steve Beazer
Wardrobe   Jean Turton & Lesley Bird
Make up   Lesley Bird
Props Julie Hossack, Judith Bunn, Sue & Margaret Baron
Prompt   Pam Clark
Backstage crew   Judith Bunn & Margaret Baron
 Front of House Kaye & Bob Minors,  Martin Berridge, Beth Jenkinson, John Weller & Tim Shann
 Refreshments Jenny Thorpe, May Forsey, Marilyn Page & Peggy