Congratulations to the cast of Calendar Girls
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.