Calendar Girls – 26-29 April 2023

Beverley Memorial Hall, 7.30pm: Beverley Theatre Company presents ‘Calendar Girls’, by Tim Firth, based on the Miramax motion picture by Juliette Towhidi and Tim Firth.

The story concerns the decision of a group of Yorkshire ladies who are all members of Knapeley Women’s Institute to raise funds to buy a settee for the local hospital by creating a nude calendar to sell at the Great Yorkshire Show. The play covers the reasons for this, the struggle to get the WI to accept it, and both the glorious success and aftermath of their endeavours.

The play marks the directorial debut of Helen Wild, a stalwart of BTC who will be familiar to our audiences from her many roles in the past, perhaps the most unusual being Flashheart in our production of Blackadder goes Forth.

Many familiar faces appear, and regulars will recognise the names of Kay Slater, Sam Kneeshaw, Emma Drew, Gemma Briggs, Angela Chapman, Cheryl Giles, Colin Walls, Tony Musgrave and Nev Slater. The play also sees second appearances from Charlie Cross and Alison Healy, and debuts from Jenny Taylor, Sue Allan and Chantelle Francis.

The play will be performed with the kind permission of Samuel French and Concord Theatricals, at 7.30pm, from Wednesday 26th April to Saturday 29th April at the Beverley Memorial Hall, Lairgate, Beverley, with a licensed bar. Tickets are priced at £9.50 for adults, £8.50 for concessions, and can be purchased either:

  • Online at
  • From the Tourist Information Centre at the Treasure House, Champney Road, Beverley
  • On the door on the night

Beverley Theatre Company is keen to keep amateur theatre alive in Beverley and would be delighted if you would like to tread the boards with us or help backstage. Please contact us at or via our Facebook page.