Betty Blue Eyes
It’s 1947 – austerity Britain, belts are being tightened, fair shares for all, the coldest winter in decades and a Royal Wedding. Sound familiar?
Adapted from Alan Bennett and Malcolm Mowbray's hilarious comic film ‘A Private Function’; a tale that centres around Betty, an adorable pig who is being illegally reared to ensure that the local dignitaries can celebrate the forthcoming Royal Wedding with a lavish banquet while everyone else makes do with Spam®.
This utterly British musical, full of eccentric characters, has a deliciously witty score by Stiles and Drewe and a marvellous cast of great British actors, headed by Sarah Lancashire as Joyce, Reece Shearsmith as Gilbert and, of course, Betty as Herself.
BETTY BLUE EYES IS LIKE NO MUSICAL YOU WILL HAVE EVER SEEN.
Novello Theatre(London, )
(Charing Cross) - Aldwych
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by BWW News Desk - September 1, 2011
Cameron Mackintosh's musical comedy BETTY BLUE EYES, based on the Alan Bennett and Malcolm Mowbray film ‘A Private Function', will close at the Novello Theatre on Saturday 24 September 2011 after a run of six months. First Night Records will release the original cast album for the show. The release date has not yet been announced.
by BWW - August 22, 2011
Cameron Mackintosh's musical comedy BETTY BLUE EYES, based on the Alan Bennett and Malcolm Mowbray film ‘A Private Function', will close at the Novello Theatre on Saturday 24 September 2011 after a run of six months.
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 20, 2011
More than 20 world class shows took to the stage in Trafalgar Square this past weekend for the seventh West End LIVE. The annual free entertainment festival wass presented by Westminster City Council in partnership with the Society of London Theatre. The event showcased the best of the West End's theatre and entertainment including performances from West End LIVE favourites Billy Elliot - The Musical, Wicked, Jersey Boys and Priscilla Queen of the Desert to brand new shows such as The Wizard of Oz, Shrek the Musical, Betty Blue Eyes and Ghost The Musical.
by BWW - April 4, 2011
Everybody's been talking about the animatronic pig which cost a reported £100,000 and we've now got the first photos from Cameron Mackintosh's new musical comedy BETTY BLUE EYES, based on the Handmade Film 'A PRIVATE FUNCTION' by Alan Bennett and Malcolm Mowbray. BETTY BLUE EYES is the first original musical Cameron Mackintosh has produced in ten years. It started previews at the Novello Theatre in the West End on 19 March with a press night on 13 April.
by BWW News Desk - October 1, 2010
According to a report by Whatsonstage.com, the upcoming West End production of Betty Blue Eyes will open at the Novello Theatre for Spring 2011. The show, which is to be produced by Cameron Mackintosh will feature Sarah Lancashire and Reece Shearsmith, with direction by Richard Eyre. Additional details concerning casting and production dates have not yet been announced.