Calendar Girls Review

Kings Theatre, Glasgow – until 22 June 2019

Reviewed by Linda McLaughlan


“Touching and emotional production following the lives of a sleepy Yorkshire community”

Unfortunately we have all been touched by someone who has lost a loved one to cancer in one form or another and can relate to the impact this has on families and communities. This production follows on from an event that took place in the sleepy Yorkshire Dales when a group of ladies and friends who attended their WI meetings came up with the idea to raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund.

We have all seen the amazing which covered the family and friends as they began their journey to produce a suitable alternative Calendar to raise funds. The theatre production however I felt took the events to a far higher level with the production bringing the excitement, sadness, frustrations and end result to life for the entire audience.

There were tears and laughter throughout the evening and the theatre had a air of excitement as the actors who were all very well known from a wide range of TV and Theatre backgrounds built up to the final scenes when the Calendar began to take shape. All the nude scenes were tastefully performed which was very dignified and suitable for the audience to be part of.

I would recommended that everyone visits the Theatre for this production as the entire performance and musical collaboration from Gary Barlow and Tim Firth was respectfully done.