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Fri 12 - Sat 13 Apr 2024

BYT - Betty Blue Eyes

The Beck Youth Theatre present Betty Blue Eyes Book by Ron Cowen & Daniel Lipman Music by George Stiles Lyrics by Anthony Drewe Based on the HANDMADE film 'A PRIVATE FUNCTION' and the original story by Alan Bennett and Malcolm Mowbray Adapted from the Screenplay by ALAN BENNETT Originally produced in London by CAMERON MACKINTOSH The award-winning Beck Youth Theatre returns with the original British musical, Betty Blue Eyes! Based on the Alan Bennett film, ‘A Private Function’, and with songs by the brilliant George Stiles & Anthony Drewe (Mary Poppins, Honk!, Half A Sixpence), Betty Blue Eyes “is a rare show; a genuine musical comedy” (The Guardian). It's fair shares for all in 1947’s Austerity Britain. But in the little town of Shepardsford, local officials feather their own nests by taking far more than their own fair share, whilst humble chiropodist Gilbert Chilvers is still struggling to bring home the bacon. With rationing and unemployment taking its toll, the only light on the horizon is the impending marriage of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip. Members of the Town Council are fattening up a highly illegal pig called Betty for a lavish banquet in honour of the royal couple – this very private function is going to be the social event of the season and Gilbert’s wife Joyce is determined that they should be invited. But when the longed-for invitation fails to materialise, the two of them resolve to do whatever it takes to get their fair share of the banquet’s illegal pork roast! Brilliantly adapted for the stage and with a deliciously infectious, toe-tapping, retro contemporary score, Betty Blue Eyes is an utterly British musical, full of eccentric characters, lots of laughs, a gigantic heart, and one very special pig. This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International. All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI

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£18.25 - £21.25

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Fri 12 - Sat 13 Apr 2024

7.30pm, 2.30pm


Beck Theatre


Fri 12 - Sat 13 Apr 2024
£18.25 - £21.25 per ticket