The Real Calendar Girls And Kelly Brooks

Jan Leeming

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Computers and the internet are amazing things. One of my concerns with putting together this site was that it could remain current, yet with all my travelling I've often much to say, but little time to say it. Years ago when reading the news it would take me days on end to reply to the kind letters people sent. Now, with the magic of the modern age, I can keep you up to date with what I'm doing and other events in my life.


Date: 15th November 2009


We are now into our second week and we are playing to packed houses.  It's absolutely lovely to be part of such a successful show - even though in a small part.

This week we've been visited by the 'Real' Calendar Girls - Tricia (Chris) and Angela (Annie).  They've been to the differently cast productions and certainly seemed to like our version.  Tricia came to see the play on Tuesday and looked stunning in her uniform Black Dress complete with Sunflower.  We all had a drink with her and I took a few photos - as I can only put one into my Blog. I've opted for the one with Kelly as I'm sure she's the 'gal' most of you would like to see.

On Friday, Angela (Annie) came to see us with her newish husband - they were actually celebrating their 4th Wedding Anniversary that night.  What a lovely way to spend their evening.  She is now a Trustee of the Leukaemia Foundation and all in all the ladies have raised nearly 3 million pounds towards Leukaemia Research.

The only downside for me is the amount of time spent in the dressing room and the five hours of travelling per day which is draining me. (The railways do not exist to benefit the traveller but to put money into the Shareholders' purses.  British Rail may have been a bit of a lumbering giant, but it was certainly preferable in the service it offered  up against anything on offer today.)

 But as my son says - Aren't I lucky to be in the West End.  And if it's the last work I do, it's a good way to end a career.

I've been invited to promote the play in various different media and that's been fun.  And there was an article about my Wardrobe  in the Daily Mail on Thursday.

Till the next time.  Au revoir - Jan


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