Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Don't Let Your Daisy Slip

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Don't Let Your Daisy Slip

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A STRATEGICALLY placed bunch of flowers and a carefully positioned teapot are the only things hiding Jennifer Rousset's modesty and most private of places.

The Sunshine Coast actress has joined with a bevy of brave actors on stage for the Caloundra Chorale and Theatre's adaptation of the smash hit film Calendar Girls.

The cast of 15, pictured, has bared all for this play, opening to a full house on Wednesday night.

Seats were sold out weeks before opening night, with patrons eager to delve into the hilarious world of the Calendar Girls.

Jennifer, who has been in the acting business for more than 30 years, has the lead role of Chris Harper, made famous by Helen Mirren in the film version.

"I just love this show, it's really funny," she said.

"And I love the fact that it's a true story as well.

"I'm not nude on stage, but I get the closest to being nude I'd say.

"We come out with our flowers, a big tea cup or tea pot, Danishes or some very big balls of knitting wool.

"It was a bit daunting at first, but after a few weeks of rehearsals, we just got on with it."

Both the movie and play of Calendar Girls follows the story of a group of Yorkshire women who decide to pose naked for their annual Women's Institute calendar to raise funds for the leukaemia wing of a local hospital. …

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