Calendar Girls ‘dare to bare’ in incredible world record attempt

A local arts group will ‘dare to bare’ in an incredible world record attempt at The Arts Centre Theatre on King Street, Aberdeen, from Wednesday to Saturday, September. 19 to 22.

Monday, 10th September 2012, 5:00 am

Attic Theatre will be performing Tim Firth’s well-known show Calendar Girls as part of an international effort to smash the record for “the most productions of a play in one calendar year” while at the same time raising money for Leukemia and Lymphoma research.

The play, based on a true story of a group of ladies from a Yorkshire W. I. who decided to raise money for a sofa in a local hospital waiting room by creating a Calendar celebrating all the traditional W.I. activities such as Jam making, sewing..... only in the nude.

Director Wendy Smith commented: “We are now into to the final stages of rehearsals and the show is really taking shape.

“It’s great to be part of this record attempt while also bringing a fantastic show to Aberdeen.

“The cast have really bonded over the rehearsal period which has been amazing, allowing us to explore the comic moments in the play and to bring life to these wonderful “real” characters with all their ups and downs.”

Cast member Claire Bleasdale added: “The play is a great inspiration as it is about real women dealing with a very real situation and making the most of it.

“The script is surprisingly funny and rehearsals have been a hoot from start to finish”

Tickets are priced £12 and can be booked in person, online or by calling the Aberdeen box office on (01224) 641122.