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Two Spa women to strip off for popular production
11:30am Thursday 19th September 2013 in News
TWO Droitwich women are part of the cast for a forthcoming play of Calendar Girls in Worcester.
Glynis Smith and Louise Broad have lived most of their lives in and around Bromsgrove and Droitwich and will perform at The Swan Theatre, Worcester, from October 1.
Glynis, a well known face at the Swan Theatre and also the town’s Norbury Theatre, has performed in many shows since the age of three.
“I was born and grew up in Wychbold, and moved to Droitwich in the 80s, and resumed my association with The Norbury in 1989. I am very pleased to be playing the part of Jessie in this. However, what is interesting is that it took me until the age of 60 to get my kit off on stage,” she said.
Louise, who was born in Bromsgrove but moved to Droitwich in the 90s, is choosing to celebrate the five year anniversary of her diagnosis with an aggressive form of breast cancer by stripping off and playing the part of Celia.
“I have enjoyed watching theatre productions for most of my life but never actually performed. I have taken the leap into acting this year with what is actually quite a large part in this play. It is daunting, but also very, very exciting,” she said. “What better way to celebrate life than to strip off on stage! It is proving to be a very liberating experience for us all. There are some very beautiful and talented ladies and gentlemen involved.”
The cast members and some of the production team members, including the director, Liz Whitehouse, are also producing a calendar of their own, called Calendar Girls of Worcester, in order to raise vital funds for Worcester based charity Leukaemia Care and also the Swan Theatre Amateur Company (STAC).
The show opens on October 1 and closes on October 5. For tickets call the box office on 01905 611427.
The calendars will be on sale for just £5 each from Friday, September 27 and are available from the Swan Theatre by calling Louise on 07861741013.
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