Betty Blue Eyes extends to 28 Jan 2012 at Novello Theatre


The new comedy musical Betty Blue Eyes, has increased its booking period by 3 months - tickets are now on sale to 28 Jan 2012 at the Novello Theatre. (Note: Christmas dates 18 to 31 Jan are not on sale yet!)

The show opened at the Novello Theatre from 13 April 2011, following previews from 19 March 2011, to good notices from the popular press: Superbly endearing and entertaining show (Telegraph); Witty and delightful (Guardian).

Directed by Richard Eyre, it has book by Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman, adapted from an original story by Alan Bennett and Malcolm Mowbray and the screenplay of ‘A Private Function’ by Alan Bennett. Music is by George Stiles and lyrics are by Anthony Drewe.

Cast includes Sarah Lancashire (Joyce), Reece Shearsmith (Gilbert), David Bamber (Swaby), Jack Edwards (Allardyce), Ann Emery (Mother Dear), Mark Meadows (Lockwood), Adrian Scarborough (Wormold).

Designed by Tim Hatley, lighting by Neil Austin , sound by Mick Potter.

A comedy musical set in 1947, the story concerns an upwardly mobile chiropodist and his wife. He and his wife are in immediete and austere post Britain.. The Second World War might been over over two years, but food rationing is still in place. Food rationing has made things worse than during the war itself. Within this hierarchy of a very small town, desperate times call for desperate measures. Particularly when it comes to trying to prepare a fine pork roast to celebrate the royal wedding. The chiropodist and his wife steal a pig in order to fatten her up for a banquet celebrating the impending wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten. But the pig is not as co-operative as they want her to be.

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