Date with the girls
OLIVIA NewtonJohn has met with the cast of the play, Calendar Girls, a meeting her niece Tottie Goldsmith described as incredibly touching.
Newton-John has always been one of Goldsmith’s biggest supporters, and she caught an Uber out to the rehearsal location, about 40 minutes out of Melbourne.
Calendar Girls is based on the film, which tells the story of a group of British women who make a nude calendar to raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund.
As Newton-John fights cancer for a second time, and continues to raise money for her ONJ Wellness Centre, the story struck a chord with the Aussie superstar.
“I watched an early rehearsal of Calendar Girls, and even watching a couple of scenes was moving,” NewtonJohn said. “The cast is excellent and I can’t wait to see the whole play.”
Goldsmith said her aunt had always been an inspiration and an incredible support.
“She came out on her own because she really wanted to see it, it was beautiful,” she said. “It was really nice performing in front of her.
“I didn’t feel nervous at all because I know she has got my back and she supports me.”
CALENDAR GIRLS OPENS ON SEPTEMBER 29 AT THE ATHENAEUM THEATRE IN THE CITY. FOR TICKETS GO TO www.ticketek.com.au OR CALL 03 9650 1500
Olivia Newton-John (third from right) with the cast of Calendar Girls, from left: Kate Gorman, Jenny Seedsman, Francesca Waters, Tottie Goldsmith, Lulu McClatchy and Abi Richardson.