The Concept Players take to the stages of Abergavenny and Penarth this March with their presentation of the comedy musical Betty Blue Eyes.
Based on the film A Private Function, written by Alan Bennett and starring Michael Palin and Maggie Smith, Betty Blue Eyes is a musical romp set around the impending wedding celebrations of young Princess Elizabeth to the dashing Philip Mountbatten in 1947. But these are desperate times where rationing is even worse than it had been in the war. So desperate times call for desperate measures!
Enter the mild chiropodist Gilbert Chilvers and his social-climbing wife Joyce. When they are snubbed one too many times by the local establishment, Gilbert takes matters into his own hands and kidnaps a pig from the local bigwigs who were planning a very exclusive private function where the pig was to play a starring role – on several plates! Needless-to-say keeping a pig quiet in a suburban street proves rather difficult and hilarity ensues.
From Stiles and Drew (the team behind Mary Poppins and Honk!), The Concept Players, fresh from recent successes of She Loves Me and My Fair Lady, bring Betty Blue Eyes to life at The Borough Theatre, Abergavenny from 12th-14th March 2020 (Box Office: 01873850805 boroughtheatreabergavenny.co.uk/events/betty-blue-eyes/) and The Paget Rooms, Penarth 26th-28th March 2020 (Box Office: 02920708037 http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/penarth/the-paget-rooms/betty-blue-eyes/e-pzrjjz)
UPDATED MARCH 22: SHOWS SCHEDULED AFTER THIS DATE HAVE NOW BEEN POSTPONED OR CANCELLED DUE TO THE UK GOVERNMENT ADVICE REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – PLEASE CHECK BOX OFFICES FOR DETAILS.