This heart-felt comedy is based on the true story of 11 Women’s Institute members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukemia Research Fund. When Annie’s husband dies of leukemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise funds for the local hospital. They manage to persuade four fellow W.I. members to pose nude with them for an “alternative” calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. The news of the women’s charitable venture spreads like wildfire! Calendar Girls premiered as a popular movie starring Helen Mirren. It then became the fastest selling play in British theatre history! First, Calendar Girls tickles your funny bone, then makes you cry, but you leave feeling better about life than when you entered the theatre.