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Betty Blue Eyes
Wednesday 10th May 2017 - Thursday 11th May 2017
Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 May
£12 Full Price / £10 Concessions / £8 NUS
Book by Ron Cowen & Daniel Lipman
Music by Lyrics by George Stiles & 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
This amateur production is licensed by Josef Weinberger Ltd on behalf of Music Theatre International and Cameron Mackintosh Ltd
University of Chichester
University of Chichester’s unique Musical Theatre Festival company are taking the sizzling, hilarious and satirical Alan Bennett musical comedy BETTY BLUE EYES to England’s foremost arts festivals. Based on Bennett’s A Private Function, Britain’s leading Musical Theatre duo, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe have created a sensational, rude and loveable show.
With post-war rationing and unemployment taking its toll the only light on the horizon is the impending marriage of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip. While the Prime Minister assures the public it’s ‘fair shares for all’ the reality is somewhat different! Members of the Town Council are fattening up a highly illegal pig – Betty; this very private function is going to be the social event of the season and when humble chiropodist Gilbert Chilvers and his determined wife Joyce are left off the guest list, the couple take drastic action to get their fair share of the banquet’s illegal pork roast!