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Droitwich's Calendar Girls get to meet show's writer Tim Firth

Droitwich Editorial 21st May, 2014 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

THE WOMEN from the cast of the Norbury Theatre’s Calendar Girls got to meet the show’s author Tim Firth and all but one of the original Calendar Girls.

The group travelled up to The Yorkshire showground, in Harrogate, for an after show party with other amateur groups from around the country.

There they had afternoon tea with Mr Firth and some of the original Calendar girls.

The rights to the amateur production were released for 18 months from September 2012 to give women up and down the country the chance to be in Calendar Girls, to establish a Guinness World Record for the most productions of a play in one calendar year and to raise funds for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research in the process.

As well as putting on performances, amateur groups have been undertaking fund-raising projects in conjunction with their shows.

Some held collections, others made their own Christmas cards or calendars and, combined, more than £100,000 has been collected to date.

On the stage, the Norbury version of the production was so impressive it received critical acclaim and standing ovations and was brought back by populat demand for another week.

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