The production, based on the true story, the film and the award-winning play by Tim Firthfeatures musical numbers written by Gary Barlow of Take That fame. Calendar Girls The Musical is inspired by a true story: a group of women nufe to appear nude for a Women's Wet calendar to raise funds to buy a settee for their local hospital in memory of one of their husbands. Erotic massage Terrebonne ok musical comedy shows life in their Yorkshire village, how the calendar happened, the effect on husbands, sons and daughters, and how a group of ordinary ladies achieved something extraordinary.
Gary Barlow and Tim Firth grew up in the same village in the north of England and have been friends for 25 years. With Take ThatGary has written and co-written 14 number one singles, has sold more than 50 million records worldwide and is a six-times Ivor Novello Award winner.
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Gary says of the cast: "What a phenomenal cast we. Tim and I sat in - and indeed played - on the auditions and have been so lucky to have put together such talented ladies. The cast are equally enthusiastic about.
Fern says of the show's songs: "You are totally pulled along by your earholes and the songs really advance the story. Tim Firth is a God! He wrote the play, the movie and the musical and he's like a Yorkshire Stephen Sondheim with the lyrics. As for Gary, he has written some incredible songs. See the website for details of the accessible performances.
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The girls manage to Girlls cautious but coy while claiming to be outrageous; and it certainly is a West End first to have "older" but still fairly gorgeous ladies like Sian Phillips, Patricia Hodge and Lynda Bellingham flaunting their flesh among the iced buns and teapots in the village hall for the photographer making a calendar to raise money for leukaemia research.
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The announcement in XXX that the audience had been sprayed with pheromones and that we should therefore hude free to make free with our neighbours fell on stony ground and deaf ears. Had we all joined in, of course, we would have been going backwards in time anyway to the days of the Living Theatre in the mid to late s, when punters could — and did — participate in onstage orgies with the hippie actors. The idea that nudity on stage is a trigger to instant debauchery is fairly discredited.
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The sole artistic purpose of the show was sexual arousal. But WWest only sexually seductive scene was in fact the least insistently filthy, a naked pas de deux, two beautiful bodies one of them Arlene Phillips's, originally entwined in a good piece of modern dance. Nudity had arrived on the London stage two years earlier with the rock musical Hair, the minute the Lord Chamberlain was abolished.
But even then there was Calendar Girls-type decorum about it, with boobs and genitals visible only to the very keenest eye through the artistic subtlety of the lighting. Sleight of hand, as in the burlesque art of striptease, celebrated in the musical Gypsy, is the dominant modus operandi. Actors rarely let it all hang out on the West End stage.
The line-up of male bits and pieces in the stripping finale of the musical The Full Monty was bleached out in a burst of white light though the Queen, reportedly, got Dating for nerds Quebec eyeful at the Royal Variety performance as she was sitting above the dazzle lineand whereas the Broadway lead in Stephen Sondheim's Passion opened the show by crossing the stage in full and naked glory, Michael Ball in the London version kept his cool and his clothes on.
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But there is a real carnal purpose to some stage nudity when it challenges our sense of shame. George Bernard Shaw said that we are ashamed of everything that's real about ourselves — our accents, our opinions, our relatives — just as we are ashamed of our naked skins.
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