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Ended 24 Sep 2011 after 6 months

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Witty and delightful adaptation of the film A Private Function brings home the bacon.

Michael Billington

Closed 24 Sep 2011

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.

Additional Information


Previews from: 19 March 2011

Opening night: 13 April 2011

Closing night: 24 September 2011


Betty Blue Eyes the musical is suitable for audiences aged 5 and upwards.

Run time

2 hours and 30 minutes including one interval.

Show times


And before you stop reading

Reece Shearsmith will be on holiday 29 August to 3 September. Sarah Lancashire will be on holiday 22 to 27 August, 29 September to 1 October 20 to 22 October, 17 to 19 November

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What You Say

40 reviews, average rating: (4.0 Stars)

Dave King: “Cracking Opening Night!”

Attended the very first performance on 19/3. What a cracking show! Great ... more

Becki Robb: “MUST SEE!”

I am still in shock at how fantastic the show really was. The characters, s... more

M Vincent: “Brilliant Show ”

This Show was Brilliant we enjoyed every second the Star was most certain... more

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