THE story behind Calendar Girls is one of terrible sadness, but also one that harnesses positivity from tragedy.
You more than likely know the true story of the WI members, who rally to raise money for a new sofa at the hospital where WI member Annie’s husband passes away from leukaemia.
Four fellow members agree to pose nude in an alternative calendar, and things snowball, putting the ‘stars’ of the calendar firmly in the public eye.
But can Annie’s friendship with fellow supporter Chris survive the strain fo the newfound fame?
Even if you know the answer to that one already, it is no reason not to take a ticket for a performance of the work by The Chameleons.
The proficient stage-steppers are taking part in a World Record attempt to get the most amateur drama groups to perform the play during an 18 month period, raising funds for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research as they go.
A proportion of the rights to perform will be given to the charity, along with £2 from the sale of each ticket.
Performances at Aspley Guise Village Hall begin this evening, and run through to Saturday night.
The show starts at 8pm, and tickets are on sale at £10 and £8.
Tap online to www.chameleonsdrama.co.uk to book your seats, support a fantastic cause AND be part of a possible world record...
> The Chameleons have produced their own ‘alternative’ charity calendar too, and all proceeds will be given directly to the charity.
On sale at performances, they cost just a fiver.
Better take along a few quid extra, eh?