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Ilkley’s own calendar girls
2:03pm Thursday 31st October 2013 in News
Ilkley Playhouse is now into its first week of a fortnight’s run of the heartwarming Calendar Girls.
The play tells of the ladies of Rylstone WI who tastefully went bare for a fundraising calendar.
Now the Playhouse has made its own version of the calendar.
It will be on sale in the bar and coffee bar during the run of the play.
Proceeds will go to leukaemia and lymphoma research.
Tonight the show – reviewed below – will have four of the original Calendar Girls in the audience.
Keren Seabrook will give a signed performance for the deaf and hearing impaired next Thursday, November 7.
- At the Playhouse on Sunday at 2pm, Fleapit Cinema will screen Summer in February, a romantic drama filmed in Cornwall and set in 1913.
Locations in the film will be familiar to Playhouse supporters who have attended productions at the Minack Theatre, near Land’s End. The ticket price of £5 includes tea/coffee and cakes during the intermission.
On November 20 and for the next three evenings the Greenroom students present The Play of The Silver Sword, adapted from the classic children’s novel set in the Second World War.
It follows the Balicki children as they make their way from Warsaw across war-torn Europe in search of their parents.
Inspired by real-life accounts, it is a story of courage, friendship and triumph.
On November 29, Dean Taylor brings his one-man comedy The Actor’s Apology to the theatre’s Wildman Studio. Based on 18th Century actor Frederick Cooke, the show starts as an apology for his drunken state in Richard III then launches into the story of Cooke’s hugely entertaining life.