Supporting a good cause
Calendar Girls by Tim Firth is an English play based on the true story of eleven WI (Women’s Insitute) members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund.
TEN ALPHAS was involved in the Epicentre Theatre Company‘s 2013 production of the play, at the Zenith Theatre in Chatswood, in support of the Arrow Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation. We assisted in marketing, produced the theatre trailer, and Nick Bolton performed the roles of John and Liam.
When Annie’s husband John dies of leukaemia, she and best friend Chris decide to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room.They manage to persuade four fellow WI members to pose nude with them for an “alternative” calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer, Lawrence.
The news of the women’s charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales.
The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie’s friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new‐found fame.
VENUE: Zenith Theatre, Chatswood
DATES: 12th-19th October 2013
Bolton gives a very powerful and moving performance beautifully , rather gently fading away (…) Liam in Act 2 is given a fine performance by almost unrecognizable Bolton
– Sydney Arts Guide
Bolton as Annie’s husband serves well as a linchpin of the story line.
– Weekend Notes
Good performers, too (…) from the cast members who keep their clothes on, notably (…) the dying husband, very believable as his disease progresses.
– Stage Whispers