A THEATRE group will be staging their take on a modern day classic from tomorrow (Thursday) for a show where characters’ lives are laid bare.

Whitwell Players will be performing Calendar Girls at New Fellowship Hall in Whitwell on three consecutive nights through to Saturday.

The play by Tim Firth, which has been a massive success in London’s West End and on the big screen, explores the lives of number of different middle-aged woman, including a golf-playing trophy wife, a retired teacher and the loving woman who has lost her husband to leukaemia.

“People think this play is all about a group of middle-aged women taking their clothes off”, said director Janis O’Leary.

“But it is about so much more than that. We have had such a lot of fun exploring the characters, bringing out their vulnerabilities and watching them grow as the play develops. Taking part in the WI Alternative Calendar helps them to overcome some of their hang-ups and results in each becoming a little more liberated.

“We have been extremely fortunate to have professional actress, Elizabeth Keats, coaching us and helping us to bring out the depth and humour of the characters. We believe we have created a new take on this well-known story, and we hope the audiences agree.”

Proceeds from the show will be donated to cancer charities with tickets priced at �5.

To book visit Whitwell post office, call 0844 8700 887 or log on to www.ticketsource.co.uk/whitwellplayers