Why the girls shed all their clothes and Phil his hair in Bury St Edmunds

BOADS cast member Phil Amtower had his head shaved for charity
BOADS cast member Phil Amtower had his head shaved for charity
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“I’ve seen him looking better but then again I can’t complain – I’ve had to take all my clothes off,” said Joyce Amtower.

Joyce was speaking as she watched her husband Phil have his hair shaved off in the Abbey Gardens for St Nicholas Hospice Care on Saturday.

BOADS cast member Phil Amtower had his head shaved for charity

BOADS cast member Phil Amtower had his head shaved for charity

Both are members of the Bury St Edmunds Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society which is to perform Calender Girls at the Theatre Royal from today (20) through until Saturday.

Phil, 62, plays John Clarke who dies from leukemia. 
His own hair kept on peeping out of the skull cap and so make up artist Mary Proctor suggested he shave it off for charity.

“I’m going for a grade zero. I’m going to be as smooth as a billiard ball,” said Phil ahead of the shave.

“Our brave ladies of BAODS including my wife Joyce bared all for the Calendar Girls calendar, so I think this is the least I could do.

BOADS cast member Phil Amtower had his head shaved for charity

BOADS cast member Phil Amtower had his head shaved for charity

“It is all in a very worthy cause and I hope that lots of people dig deep into their pockets to sponsor me.”

To sponsor him visit www.justgiving.com/Phillip-Amtower

The calender is available from Waitrose priced £7.99.

The theatre performance meanwhile is on each evening at 7.30pm with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

BOADS cast member Phil Amtower had his head shaved for charity

BOADS cast member Phil Amtower had his head shaved for charity

Call the box office on 01284 769505 or visit www.theatreroyal.org