Props vital to pin-up girls in Calendar Girls production

Becky Barton, Julie Holmshaw and Jenni  Glassford appear in Calendar Girls.
Becky Barton, Julie Holmshaw and Jenni Glassford appear in Calendar Girls.

JUST a few strategically placed props is what will stand between the audience and the nude actresses in the Stirling Players’ production of Calendar Girls.

The group’s latest production brings back to the stage the true story of a group of women in Yorkshire in the UK who posed nude for a fundraising calendar.

Actress Jenni Glassford said it would be her first time being nude on stage in front of an audience.

“We have had to choreograph very closely where we strategically place our props,” she said.

“For example, one character knits all the time so she is holding that in front of her.”

Actress Becky Barton said the closest thing she ever got to being nude on stage was a costume malfunction in a past production she appeared in.

Dale James, who is a stalwart of the Perth theatre scene but is new to the Stirling Theatre, directs the play.

James is an award-winning actress and director who first appeared on stage aged just four at His Majesty’s Theatre.

The story was made into a film in 2003 starring Helen Mirren and Julie Walters and achieved commercial and critical success.