Penelope Wilton

'Calendar Girls' At Ivoryton Playhouse Suffers From Clunky Script

'Calendar Girls' At Ivoryton Playhouse Suffers From Clunky Script

The show: "Calendar Girls" at Ivoryton Playhouse.

What makes it special: U.S. premiere of stage version of popular British film.

First impressions: There's something terribly old-fashioned about the stage version of the 2003 movie by Juliette Towhidi and Tim Firth that starred Helen Mirren, Julie Walters and Penelope Wilton as members of a British women's group made up of middle-aged to elderly women who decide to do a nude calendar for charity.

It's as comforting as a tea cozy, with humor that is mild, sentiment that's on the verge — and often over the edge — and offering just a hint of daring to...

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