The first production for Rep’s 2013 season is Tim Firth’s Calendar Girls. Opening on 15 February, the production continues until 2 March at Theatre 3,
3 Repertory Lane Acton. Directed by Catherine Hill the play is based on the Miramax motion picture by Juliette Towhidi and Tim Firth.
Based on a true story, Calendar Girls is the story of how two enterprising women persuade their friends from the local chapter of the Women’s Institute to take part in a fundraising calendar with a very saucy difference. When everything is revealed, can their friendship survive the pressures of sudden fame?
This is Hill’s third directorial role with Rep, with her last production being Elizabeth Cameron’s It’s My Party, and I’ll Die if I Want To in 2008.
Calendar Girls production team include; set designer Russell Brown, lighting designer Stephen Still, sound designer Jonathan Pearson, and Costume designer Miriam Miley-Reid. The talented cast for this Rep production are; Naoné Carrel (Chris), Judi Crane (Marie), Rob de Fries (Rod), Jonathan Garland (John), Elaine Noon (Annie), Nikki-Lyn Hunter (Celia), Megan Skillicorn (Ruth), Rebecca Butler (Brenda), Tracy Thomas (Elaine), Sam Hannan-Morrow (Liam), Anne Yuille (Jessie), Paul Jackson (Lawrence), Liz de Totth (Cora) and Linda Tregonning (Lady Cravenshire).
The cast of this production with the support of REP and Stroudgate publishers are producing a commemorative 2013 calendar. All proceeds will be shared between the Leukaemia Foundation of Australia and the Monaro Committee for Cancer Research (MCCR). These will be available for purchase from opening night.
What: Calendar Girls by Tim Firth
Presented by: Canberra Repertory
Where: Theatre 3, 3 Repertory Lane, Acton ACT
When: Preview – 14 February, 8pm
Season: 15 February – 2 March – Wednesday to Saturday 8pm
Matinees: 23 & 24 February and 2 March, 2pm
Tickets: Full $40, Concession $35, Preview $30