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”):
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.