Calendar Girls from the Cast’s Perspective

As the countdown continues to Calendar Girls, we are featuring a backstage look at the play from those involved.

Second in the series is from the Deborah Griffith (AKA Celia, the one with the big “buns”):

Calendar Girls

This  play holds particular importance to me.  I lost my mother to cancer back in 1989 when she was only 56, and my performance is dedicated to her; let’s face it, I need a good reason to be getting naked on stage at my age!  When Janet announced that she was going to be directing this I jumped at the chance.  It is a wonderful story, and the play captures the human side of it in a very subtle but clever way.  As rehearsals develop I find myself starting to well up over some of the scenes.   This is far, far more than a play where women take their clothes off.  This play is about friendship, love, loss, regret and acceptance.