Con­grat­u­la­tions to the cast of Cal­en­dar Girls

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I would like to share this let­ter with you re­ceived from a mem­ber of the Waihi Theatre group, which, af­ter all the hard work, was the biggest re­ward of all. Anne Hunter, Cal­en­dar Girls di­rec­tor.

“As a York­shire lass, Skip­ton born and bred, Cal­en­dar Girls isa show that means a lot to me. I re­mem­ber the real life story hap­pen­ing. My grand­mother was be­ing treated for cancer in the same hospi­tal at the same time as the real-life ‘John’. My grand­fa­ther worked as ed­i­tor at the Craven Her­ald un­til he re­tired in 1998 — and then I had the priv­i­lege of play­ing Cora in 16th Av­enue Theatre’s 2013 pro­duc­tion. I was so ex­cited — but also prob­a­bly as ner­vous as the cast — to be seated in the front row for your open­ing night. Thank you so much to the whole cast, and crew for all the hard work that goes into any theatre pro­duc­tion, and es­pe­cially the brav­ery that goes into a show like this. You took me home, made me laugh, made me cry, brought back pre­cious mem­o­ries and most im­por­tantly thor­oughly en­ter­tained me and my part­ner. Es­pe­cially pre­cious to us as he un­der­went an­other round of chemo for pan­cre­atic cancer the day be­fore your open­ing show.”

Hun­dreds of peo­ple en­joyed the play Cal­en­dar Girls which was di­rected by Anne Hunter, who also played one of the lead roles.

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