Clear your calendar for Lundie show

John Bennet, Brenda Stafford, Liz Rolland, Linnie Campbell & Robert Williamson
John Bennet, Brenda Stafford, Liz Rolland, Linnie Campbell & Robert Williamson
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There may be 12 months of the year but a local theatre group’s upcoming performance makes this November one worth making a note of.

From the 27th to the 30th, Lundie Theatre Group is performing the play adaption of ‘Calendar Girls’ – based on the true-story of a group of women who produced a nude calendar to raise money for Leukaemia Research, with the hard fought-for endorsement of the Women’s Institutes.

Linnie Campbell, committee member of the theatre group, says ticket sales are some of the best ever seen.

“We had actually picked another play for this year’s annual performance ,” she said.

“But the reading committee looked at it and thought it maybe wasn’t quite suitable.

“We had banded the idea of ‘Calendar Girls’ for two or three years now, so the directors had another look at it and thought this was the one.”

The group’s annual winter performance always raises money for charity and fittingly– as is the decision to produce a ‘Calendar Girls’ style calendar – this year’s funds will fittingly be donated to Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.

“Somebody said ‘Haha we really ought to do the calendar’ and we all thought ‘why don’t we’?” Linnie added.

Shot for free by Caroline Trotter, the calendar, which was funded by local businesses and residents, is “tasteful but fun,” assured Linnie. “We’ve got some of the boys in there as well. There are an interesting variety of ages and sizes.”

‘Calendar Girls’ is on at Montrave Hall, Lundin Links, with performances at 7.30 p.m. Calendars are available, priced £7 in many local shops.