Betty Conforms its UK Tour

Phantom of London
Broadway Legend
joined:3/26/08
Betty Conforms its UK Tour
Posted: 11/11/13 at 10:24am
As previously tipped by WhatsOnStage, a national tour of Betty Blue Eyes, the George Stiles and Anthony Drewe musical based on Alan Bennett's screenplay for the film A Private Function, will tour the UK next year.

The show, which premiered in the West End in 2011, will be directed by Daniel Buckroyd using the writers' newly updated version.

2014 UK Tour:

Colchester - Mercury Theatre - 14th March - 05th April
Ipswich - New Wolsey Theatre - 15th April - 19th April
Salisbury Playhouse - 24th April - 17th May
Norwich Theatre Royal - 27th May - 31st May
Leeds West Yorkshire Playhouse - 12th June - 05th July
Liverpool Everyman Playhouse - 09th July - 02nd August
2014 Theatre: Billy Elliot***** Meet Me In St Louis*** American Psycho**** Tell Me On A Sunday**** Jeeves and Wooster: Perfect Nonsense* Stephen Ward**** Charlie and the Chocolate factory*** Dirty Dancing** Stephen Sondheim's Puttin It Together*** Candide*** The Lion King***** The Book of Mormon****** Les Miserable***** Stephen Ward**** The Weir**** Fortune's Fool*** Spamalot*** Superior Doughnuts**** Seven Brides For Seven Brothers**** (Orchard Theatre, Dartford) Finans Rainbow**** The Commitments** Boeing Boeing*** (Orchard Theatre, Dartford) The A-Z of Mrs P** Billy Elliot***** Wicked** Good People***** Urinetown***** Spamalot*** The Full Monty**** Other Desert Cities*** Ghosts*** Dirty Rotten Scoundrels***** It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's Superman*** Stephen Ward**** King Lear**** A Taste Of Honey** Blithe Spirit**** From Here To Eternity**** Spamalot*** Fiddler On The Roof** (Orchard Theatre, Dartford) Relative Values**** Fatal Attraction*** Matilda***** 39 Steps**** Another Country** Handbagged** Two Into One*** The Beautiful Game***** Let The Right One In**** Once**** Privacy***** Home** Best of Friends** Avenue Q*** Good People***** Betty Blue Eyes*** (Tour: Salisbury Playhouse) I Can't Sing* A View From The Bridge***** Water Babies **** (Tour: Leicester Curve) Miss Saigon***** In The Heights*** The Testament of Mary*** This May Hurt A Bit*** The Last 5 Years* (Greenwich Theatre) All My Sons*** Happy Days** Dirty Rotten Scoundrels**** Bakersfield Mist**** Ushers** The Pajama Game*** Evita*** (Tour: Orchard Theatre, Dartford)Fings Ain't What They Used To Be**** Billy Elliot***** Titus Andronicus**** 1984*** Clarence Darrow**** Miss Saigon***** A Small Family Business*** Things We Do For Love**** Hobson's Choice*** Rock of Ages*** (Tour: Churchill Theatre, Bromley) Zanna, Don't!*** The Silver Tassie** Bring Up The Bodies** Forbidden Broadway**** Carousel**** Hotel*** The Crucible**** Annie Get Your Gun*** (Churchill Theatre, Bromley) Medea*** The Importance of Being Earnest*** The Pajama Game*** Skylight**** Pacific Overtures** The Invincibles*** Julius Ceasar*** Porgy and Bess**** Dessa Rose** Great Britain**** One Man, Two Guvnors**** (Tour: Orchard Theatre, Dartford) Dogfight** My Night With Reg*** Book of Mormon***** Richard III**** See Rock City** Guys and Dolls*** Wicked* Charlie and the Chocolate Factory*** The Apple Tree*** The Jersey Boys*** Miss Saigon***** Matilda***** A Streetcar Named Desire**** The Dreamling** The Play That Went Wrong*** The Phantom of the Opera**** Fully Committed*** Bedroom Farce**** (Salisbury) Sweeney Todd**** King Charles III***
devonian.t
Broadway Legend
joined:7/26/04
Betty Conforms its UK Tour
Posted: 11/11/13 at 01:20pm
Is this a pun or do you mean 'confirms'?
rockyhorrorfan
Featured Actor
joined:3/8/11
Betty Conforms its UK Tour
Posted: 11/11/13 at 06:19pm
Shame it's playing so few venues and none it Scotland. Would've loved to have seen it again.
Phantom of London
Broadway Legend
joined:3/26/08
Betty Conforms its UK Tour
Posted: 11/11/13 at 10:30pm
There is certainly gaping gaps in its schedule, such as Scotland as you point out and other places such as Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Southhampton, Plymouth and smaller venues around London such as Watford and Dartford.
2014 Theatre: Billy Elliot***** Meet Me In St Louis*** American Psycho**** Tell Me On A Sunday**** Jeeves and Wooster: Perfect Nonsense* Stephen Ward**** Charlie and the Chocolate factory*** Dirty Dancing** Stephen Sondheim's Puttin It Together*** Candide*** The Lion King***** The Book of Mormon****** Les Miserable***** Stephen Ward**** The Weir**** Fortune's Fool*** Spamalot*** Superior Doughnuts**** Seven Brides For Seven Brothers**** (Orchard Theatre, Dartford) Finans Rainbow**** The Commitments** Boeing Boeing*** (Orchard Theatre, Dartford) The A-Z of Mrs P** Billy Elliot***** Wicked** Good People***** Urinetown***** Spamalot*** The Full Monty**** Other Desert Cities*** Ghosts*** Dirty Rotten Scoundrels***** It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's Superman*** Stephen Ward**** King Lear**** A Taste Of Honey** Blithe Spirit**** From Here To Eternity**** Spamalot*** Fiddler On The Roof** (Orchard Theatre, Dartford) Relative Values**** Fatal Attraction*** Matilda***** 39 Steps**** Another Country** Handbagged** Two Into One*** The Beautiful Game***** Let The Right One In**** Once**** Privacy***** Home** Best of Friends** Avenue Q*** Good People***** Betty Blue Eyes*** (Tour: Salisbury Playhouse) I Can't Sing* A View From The Bridge***** Water Babies **** (Tour: Leicester Curve) Miss Saigon***** In The Heights*** The Testament of Mary*** This May Hurt A Bit*** The Last 5 Years* (Greenwich Theatre) All My Sons*** Happy Days** Dirty Rotten Scoundrels**** Bakersfield Mist**** Ushers** The Pajama Game*** Evita*** (Tour: Orchard Theatre, Dartford)Fings Ain't What They Used To Be**** Billy Elliot***** Titus Andronicus**** 1984*** Clarence Darrow**** Miss Saigon***** A Small Family Business*** Things We Do For Love**** Hobson's Choice*** Rock of Ages*** (Tour: Churchill Theatre, Bromley) Zanna, Don't!*** The Silver Tassie** Bring Up The Bodies** Forbidden Broadway**** Carousel**** Hotel*** The Crucible**** Annie Get Your Gun*** (Churchill Theatre, Bromley) Medea*** The Importance of Being Earnest*** The Pajama Game*** Skylight**** Pacific Overtures** The Invincibles*** Julius Ceasar*** Porgy and Bess**** Dessa Rose** Great Britain**** One Man, Two Guvnors**** (Tour: Orchard Theatre, Dartford) Dogfight** My Night With Reg*** Book of Mormon***** Richard III**** See Rock City** Guys and Dolls*** Wicked* Charlie and the Chocolate Factory*** The Apple Tree*** The Jersey Boys*** Miss Saigon***** Matilda***** A Streetcar Named Desire**** The Dreamling** The Play That Went Wrong*** The Phantom of the Opera**** Fully Committed*** Bedroom Farce**** (Salisbury) Sweeney Todd**** King Charles III***
abitoftap
Broadway Star
joined:3/16/08
Betty Conforms its UK Tour
Posted: 11/12/13 at 07:45am
It appears to be a Mercury Theatre Colchester (perhaps jointly with the new Wolsley Ipswich) production. Bearing in mind the size and type of these theatres, it's unlikely to be a big production, which doesn't bode well for its date at Norwich's Theatre Royal...3 dates within 80 or so miles of each other?
CATSNYrevival
Broadway Legend
joined:3/1/04
Betty Conforms its UK Tour
Posted: 11/12/13 at 05:37pm
Anyone have any info on the changes that Stiles and Drewe have made to the show?
That's right! Underscore mother-fu@#ers!
CONAries
Broadway Legend
joined:10/7/08
Betty Conforms its UK Tour
Posted: 11/13/13 at 09:12am
To be fair about Phantom... Salisbury is only an hour from Southampton! Very interesting choice of theatres though, will be interested to see pricing and sales in a few months.
Princeton Returns
Broadway Legend
joined:12/2/10
Betty Conforms its UK Tour
Posted: 11/13/13 at 11:48am
This could never fill the number one venues
Spotlight61
Leading Actor
joined:8/28/06
Betty Conforms its UK Tour
Posted: 11/13/13 at 01:08pm
Will this be an actor/muso show?

If Wolsey is involved, then they tend to favour this approach and this would also bear out why it is playing the smaller venue circuit.

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