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Betty Blue Eyes to Play Final West End Performance on September 24

By London
The new musical Betty Blue Eyes will play its final performance at the the West End's Novello Theatre on September 24, according to a report on Whatsonstage.com. Richard Eyre has directed the production, which has choreography by Stephen Mear and design by Tim Hatley.

The show is based on Alan Bennett's film A Private Function and features a book by Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman, with music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.

The production is set in a Yorkshire village after the Second World War, where the locals hope to celebrate the wedding of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in style by slaughtering an illegally raised pig. Chaos ensues when the pig is stolen and a food inspector arrives, determined to stop activities circumventing the food rationing.

The show stars Sarah Lancashire (Joyce), Reece Shearsmith (Gilbert), David Bamber (Swaby), Jack Edwards (Allardyce), Mark Meadows (Lockwood), Adrian Scarborough (Wormold) and Ann Emery (Mother Dear).

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