Calendar Girls recently became the most successful play ever to tour the United Kingdom and has taken more at the box office than the original film with ticket sales in excess of £21 million. 

The show recently visited Liverpool and Blackpool as part of the final tour. Now, Calendar Girls is set for Manchester starring Lynda Bellingham, Camillia Dallerup, Jan Harvey, Sue Holderness, June Watson, Jane Lambert and Ruth Madoc with Kevin Sacre as Lawrence the photographer and Joe McGann as John.
 
A group of ordinary women, members of a very ordinary Yorkshire WI, spark a global phenomenon by persuading one another to pose for a charity calendar with a difference! 

Tim Firth has adapted the screenplay of his smash hit Miramax film for the stage. The film was released in 2003 and was an instant hit at the box office, becoming the number one grossing film in the UK on its release.Tim’s other credits include the films Blackball and Kinky Boots and the award winning Preston Front for the BBC. His theatre credits include the plays Neville’s Island, The Safari Party, The Flint Street Nativity and the Olivier Award winning musical Our House.    

Calendar Girls is directed by Jack Ryder who recently performed in Plenty as part of the Sheffield Crucible's David Hare Season. Set design is by Robert Jones, lighting by Tim Lutkin, costumes by Jack Galloway and music by Steve Parry. The show is produced by David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers.

Calendar Girls is at the Manchester Opera House from 19-24 March 2012.