Calendar Girls

Date 7th November 2012
Society Richmond Amateur Dramatic Society
Venue Georgian Theatre, Richmond
Type of Production Play
Director Lynne Kerr

Report

Author: Peter Parlour

Richmond very courageously performed this very popular play which is based on a true story. What a superb job they made of it. Performing in the Georgian Theatre where the audience are practically on the stage, the ‘nude’ scenes were very carefully planned, and everyone involved was completely relaxed about shedding their clothes. Susan Limbert, as ‘Carol’, in particular, when sitting at the piano flicked her dressing gown up to reveal her ‘bare bum’. Every member of the cast revealed all (carefully hidden) without a flinch of embarrassment. The show was really a great success, making a lot of money for the society. Every performance was a sell-out, with many on a reserve list hoping for a ticket.
‘Annie’ was played by Ruth Shaw, ‘Celia’ was played by Julie Winn, standing up with the buns almost covering her. ‘John’ was played by Gary Winn, who shaved his head for the part. ‘Chris’ was well played by Moira Mason, and ‘Jessie’was played by the oldest member of the cast, Barbara Hughes, hiding behind her knitting. ‘Ruth’, although a little timid to perform certainly changing her mind as she hid behind her jams, was well played by Wendy Morris. Other parts, all well played, were ‘Marie’ (Linda Baldry), ‘Elaine’ (Michelle Booth), ‘Brenda Hulse’ (Sarah Seymour) and ‘Lady Cravenshire’ (Suzy Brown). Other men in the play were Warnock Kerr as ‘Rod’, ‘Lawrence’ the photographer, the only man there at the ‘shoot’, was played by Ed Shackley, and ‘Liam’ was played by James Collingburn. Lynne Kerr did a super job to make the play a success it was.