2014 Tour Trailer
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A Mercury Colchester, Liverpool Playhouse & Everyman, Salisbury Playhouse and West Yorkshire Playhouse production
The regional premiere of the smash-hit musical comedy.
Book by/ Ron Cowen & Daniel Lipman
Music and Lyrics by/ George Stiles & Anthony Drewe
Based on the Handmade film 'A Private Function'
Adapted from the screenplay by Alan Bennett
Originally produced in London by Cameron Mackintosh it’s fair shares for all in Alan Bennett’s take on Austerity Britain, but Gilbert and Joyce Chilvers are still struggling to bring home the bacon.
The only light on the horizon is a private function to celebrate the forthcoming marriage of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip. When their invitation fails to arrive, Gilbert and Joyce resolve to get their share of the banquet’s illegal pork roast!
Betty Blue Eyes was nominated for the Olivier Award’s Best New Musical in 2011. This production is licensed by Josef Weinberger Ltd on behalf of Music Theatre International and Cameron Mackintosh Ltd.
"A new smash-hit musical is born" - The Times
"This is a sensational show" - News Of The World
Kate completed an MA in English Lit and Music at Glasgow University before going on to drama training at Guildford School of Acting.
Theatre Credits include: Blonde (Rada Festival); Crazy For You (UK Tour); Ragtime (Charing Cross Theatre), The Likes of us (Workshop, Howard Panter Ltd.), Untold Stories (Watermill Theatre), The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Sherman Theatre), Annie Get Your Gun (Theatre at the Mill), Much Ado About Nothing (Stafford Gatehouse), A Christmas Carol (Derby Theatre), Betty Blue Eyes (West Yorkshire Playhouse/UK Tour), Little Voice (Queens Theatre, Hornchurch), Love, Lies and Lust (Queens Theatre, Hornchurch), Craig Revel Horwood's Strictly Confidential (UK Tour), The Spring Season at the Queens Theatre Hornchurch 2012 which included Satin & Steel, Can't Pay Won't Pay, The Merchant Of Venice and Peter Pan, Chess (UK Tour and Toronto), Macbeth and Ajax (Riverside Studios), Cinderella (King’s Theatre, Glasgow), Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Landor Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing (Teatro Fondamenta Nuove, Venice) and The Pajama Game (Union Theatre).
Kate has also worked with a variety of music artists in the UK as both a vocalist and violinist. She co-wrote the 2013 Edinburgh Festival hit play, 'From where I'm standing', for Delirium Theatre Company.
musical theatre perfection
Betty Blue Eyes is like eating a hot bacon sandwich the morning after the night before.
Betty Blue Eyes is a laugh-out-loud evening of entertainment
Loved this show - bright and so well performed. Perfect for pensioners who like to go to the matinees -there are a lot of us these days! We like a 'real' story with a beginning, middle and end.
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