A year on from my theatre group, Two Rivers Theatre Company, featuring in The Independent on Sunday talking about Calendar Girls, the darling paper has done a follow up piece.
Oh! The bare-faced cheek of it: Release of amateur rights to stage 'Calendar Girls' sparks record - News - Theatre & Dance - The Independent
This time they have spoken to lots of groups all over the country asking why they want to bare all on stage and do this play.
Journalist Kate Youde did a lovely interview with cast member Val King who has very personal reasons for being in the show.
I still can't believe we're going to do this but I'm so proud that we are. Despite all my body confidence fears at being overweight with saggy boobs, cellulite and stretch marks I'll be proud to stand there with teapot and cup in hand covering me vitals!
I'm a middle aged woman who's had a child and I can't shy away from that anymore. I am what I am as the song goes. I could be slimmer, I could be fitter but I'll always be me. As long as I'm healthy I have to except my body for what it is and what time has made it become.
So yes I'll be proud to stand there naked.
I'm not doing it without a drink inside me mind you... but I'll be proud to do it!
Oh and just to clarify the drink won't be tea....