Hot buns! Naked calendar a sellout

Hot buns: Calendar image
Hot buns: Calendar image
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AND from formal evening suits to birthday suits...

A calendar, which features amateur Sheffield actresses in the buff, has been selling like hot buns. So to speak.

The Diary previously revealed how the Tudor Players, based in Attercliffe, produced a naked year chart to sell while staging a version of hit film Calendar Girls at the city’s Library Theatre.

But it seems the lasses – ranging in age from their 30s to a 74-year-old grandma – underestimated demand for their derrières.

“We did an initial print run of 350 thinking that might be a little ambitious because they were only on sale for a week while the play was on,” says publicity officer Roger Bingham. “But they were going like you wouldn’t believe.

“I was selling them in the foyer and couldn’t keep the queues down so we thought about it and decided to do another 100.

“It’s great.

“My wife’s in the calendar so I’m not allowed to say I’m surprised it was so popular but let’s just say we’re really pleased with how it went.”

It means the group – one of 500 across the globe and three in South Yorkshire which staged Calendar Girls after am-dram rights were released for a limited period – have raised £2,000 for Leukaemia And Lymphoma Research.