Club Life: Blackwood theatre's world record bid

Calendar Girls Credit: ITV News Wales

Blackwood Little Theatre company was founded in 1929 and has always encouraged members of the local community to tread its boards.

On Saturday night, a group of brave actors will put on a performance of Tim Firth's Calendar Girls.

It's the first time the rights to stage this play has been given to amateur dramatics socities. Blackwood Little Theatre will be the first group in Wales to stage this production and will form part of a world record attempt whichaims to successfully stage the most productions of one play in a year.

The theatre company was founded in 1929, but it wasn't until after World War Two that it made its permanent home in a disused chapel in the town. Years on after lottery funding and sheer hardwork from some of its lifelong members, the building has been transformed.

Earlier this year the company beat off tough competition to win the Welsh One-Act festival.

Aside from the play itself - based on a true story of members of a WI group in Yorkshire who decided to pose naked for a calendar following the death of one of their husbands to cancer -the Blackwood ladies have also bravely bared all.