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Betty Blue Eyes – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Betty Blue Eyes - Colchester Mercury

Music & Lyrics: George Stiles and Antony Drewe Writers: Ron Cowen & Daniel Lipman Director: Daniel Buckroyd Musical Director: Richard Reeday Choreographer: Andrew Wright Reviewer: Glen Pearce Like a good wine, many stage musicals improve with age. The pressures of ensuring all the pieces are in place for that initial first night don’t allow for the reflection needed to tweak ...

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WHAT’S HOT : Week beginning Monday 24th March 2014

Union - Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

After a little break we are delighted to bring to you a larger and improved What’s Hot feature – bringing you the best shows from all over the UK & Ireland to catch in the coming week. Hopefully there is something for everyone in this week’s selection. If you go to see or have seen any of them, then let ...

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Betty Blue Eyes – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Betty Blue Eyes - Colchester Mercury

Book: Ron Cowen & Daniel Lipman Music: George Stiles Lyrics: Anthony Drewe Director: Daniel Buckroyd Choreographer: Andrew Wright Musical Director: Richard Reeday Reviewer: Michael Gray   Not since Babe has there been such a winsome pig to tug at the heart-strings. Betty is the clandestine hog roast on the hoof in Alan Bennett's film A Private Function, now, thirty years ...

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INTERVIEW: Ten minutes with… Betty Blue Eyes


As the first UK tour of hit musical Betty Blue Eyes opens, The Public Reviews' Glen Pearce finds himself being ushered to the star dressing room at Colchester’s Mercury Theatre for a rare audience with the show’s leading lady.   Betty, thank you for finding time in your busy schedule to talk to us. How have rehearsals gone? I’ve been ...

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NEWS: Betty Blue Eyes UK Tour announces cast

Betty Blue Eyes

A 21-strong team will take to the stage this spring in the new touring co-production of Betty Blue Eyes. Fresh from his role with The Book of Mormon, Haydn Oakley stars as Gilbert Chilvers. Amy Booth-Steel, currently appearing in the National Theatre’s The Light Princess, will play Gilbert’s wife, determined social-climber Joyce Chilvers The rest of the confirmed cast are: Sally ...

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NEWS: Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre announces re:opening season

Everyman Theatre Liverpool

Following an extensive multi-million pound refurbishment Liverpool’s Everyman theatre will re-open its doors in March 2014 with an exciting season, which celebrates the very fabric of this historic theatrical venue. Executive Director Deborah Aydon said: “After ten years’ planning and two years’ construction we are thrilled to be able to announce the Everyman’s reawakening. We have a very busy few ...

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NEWS: Colchester Mercury launches 2014 season

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Although they had already announced the regional première of Betty Blue Eyes, today Colchester’s Mercury Theatre  announced its Spring/Summer season, together with all of its Made in Colchester productions for the whole of 2014. Although Betty Blue Eyes is a major coup for the Essex venue, for Artistic Director Daniel Buckroyd the season offers far more “This is a season ...

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NEWS: Betty Blue Eyes Brings Home The Bacon in 2014


Following a critically acclaimed run in London's West End in 2011, Betty Blue Eyes will tour the UK in 2014, it has been announced today. Written by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe and based on the Alan Bennett film A Private Function, the musical is a new co-production between Mercury Theatre Colchester, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, Salisbury Playhouse and West ...

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