Farnborough woman organises Calendar Girls party for hundreds

Farnborough woman organises Calendar Girls party for hundreds

Farnborough woman organises Calendar Girls party for hundreds

The original Calendar Girls and writer Tim Firth

First published in Leisure latest news News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , leisure editor

An amateur dramatics enthusiast from Farnborough organised a huge charity party for women who got their kit off on stage.

Around 220 women and men came from theatre groups across the country to Laura Kenward’s Calendar Girls charity after party on Sunday (May 11) in Yorkshire to celebrate the hundreds of amateur groups that had put the show on, and to raise money for Leukaemia Lymphoma Research (LLR).

The show’s writer Tim Firth attended alongside the original calendar girls.

The party had high tea and champagne and listened to the original calendar girls talk about how it all began before the audience all sang Jerusalem.

Laura, who played Elaine in the show at Bromley Little Theatre, said: “I am so proud to have been part of this amazing journey and thank everyone for coming along. This isn’t the end though – I will keep raising money for LLR.”

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5:38pm Wed 14 May 14

goldenbroomboy says...

What I found interesting about the Bromley production was that would be audience members were always being reminded that this is a sensitive warm hearted comedy & anybody expecting a cheap thrill will be disappointed, yet who were on stage gtting their kit off?

Rula Lenska, Lynda Bellingham, Jan Harvey, Ruth Madoc.......all of whom are vintage totty rather than Yorkshire WI stalwart types.

Oh and with Jennifer Ellison thrown in for the younger generation.
What I found interesting about the Bromley production was that would be audience members were always being reminded that this is a sensitive warm hearted comedy & anybody expecting a cheap thrill will be disappointed, yet who were on stage gtting their kit off? Rula Lenska, Lynda Bellingham, Jan Harvey, Ruth Madoc.......all of whom are vintage totty rather than Yorkshire WI stalwart types. Oh and with Jennifer Ellison thrown in for the younger generation. goldenbroomboy
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