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The Epicentre Theatre Company is doing a production of Calendar Girls at the Zenith Theatre, Chatswood next month. Source: Supplied
WENDY Morton is baring all in a comedy that raises eyebrows for the right reasons.
The Roseville resident is starring in Calendar Girls, the true story about a group of friends who went the full monty to raise money for a local hospital.
Morton said it was a daunting task to appear naked on stage, and had exercising non-stop to look fit on stage.
"It's going to be a challenge," she said.
"It's in front of a whole lot of people who you know and people you don't."
"In principal it's really easy, my body is no different to anyone elses, but when it comes to it, it will be hard."
For those worried about seeing nudity on stage, don't worry, the women will be covered by things like flowers, baking equipment and other womanly tools.
"The audience doesn't get to see anything, I don't know if that's plus or a minus, probably a plus," she said.
"Naked involves detail, being nude involves suggestion, and that's really it, it's all about the suggestion."
The play is based on the award-winning 2003 movie starring Helen Mirren and Julie Walters, and has been an international hit with sell-out seasons on London's West End.
In the spirit of the play, the women starring in the play have made a calendar, with all money raised going to the Arrow Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation, Sydney.
Two dollars from every ticket sale will also be be donated to the charity to foster research into a cure for leukaemia and support and assist patients and their families.
The play is being produced by the Epicentre Theatre Company and is showing at The Zenith Theatre, Chatswood on October 11 to 19.
It also stars Annabel Cotton, Prudence Robinson, Christine Firkin, Carol Keeble, Melanie Robinson, Donna Sizer, Sandy Velini, Linda Young, Tim Bate, Nick Bolton and Mark O'Connor and is directed by Belinda Clarke.
WHAT: Calendar Girls
WHERE: Zenith Theatre, Chatswood
WHEN: October 11 to 19