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THERE will be considerably bigger buns needed as a stage adaptation of the feel-good movie Calendar Girls comes to the stage.

The show is based on the true story of eleven members of the WI who posed nude for a calendar to try and raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund.

It will be staged at Rugby Theatre starting on Saturday and the UK tour of the show will come to the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry next month.

For the former production in Rugby, it is a poignant show for Ruth MacCallum, who overcame lymphoma 10 years ago and is now playing the leading part of Chris in the production.

Her husband Andy will be playing the role of the leukaemia sufferer at the beginning of the show. He has had his head shaved for the part and funds raised at this event will go to the Leukaemia and Lymphoma charity. He had previously done it in support of his wife following her diagnosis.

The show at Rugby Theatre runs from this Saturday to Saturday September 29. There is no performance on Sunday but will be a matinee on the show’s final day starting at 3pm. All other performances start at 7.30pm.

Tickets for the show cost £10.25 and can be booked by calling 01788 541234.

Meanwhile, a production of the same show starring Lesley Jospeh, Ruth Madoc and Sue Holderness will be coming to the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry.

It will run from Monday October 15 to Saturday October 20 and tickets cost between £16 and £30.

For more information or to book tickets call the box office on 024 7655 3055 or visit www.belgrade.co.uk.