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Betty Blue Eyes – Liverpool Playhouse

Music/Lyrics: George Stiles &Anthony Drewe Book: Ron Cowen &Daniel Lipman Director: Daniel Buckroyd Reviewer: John Roberts Alan Bennett’s A Private Function may not seem the most suitable of films to make a stage musical out of, but thanks to the delightfully witty charm of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe Betty Blue Eyes makes for a refreshing and quirky change. In ...

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Betty Blue Eyes – Oxford Playhouse

Music: George Stiles Lyrics: Anthony Drewe Book: Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman Director: Daniel Buckroyd Reviewer: Fergus Morgan In 1947, although conflict had ceased two years previously, Britain was still living in the economic shadow of the Second World War. Clement Attlee was Prime Minister, the National Health Service was being established, and a 21 year-old Princess Elizabeth was preparing ...

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Betty Blue Eyes – Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury

Writer: Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman Director: Daniel Buckroyd Music: George Stiles Lyrics: Anthony Drewe Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage 1947 austerity arrived at Salisbury Playhouse in the form of the new touring production of Betty Blue Eyes, a musical composed by George Stiles and his lyricist partner Anthony Drewe. Based on the book by writers Ron Cowan and Daniel Lipman this ...

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Betty Blue Eyes – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

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 and refine ...

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Betty Blue Eyes – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

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 on, ...

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Betty Blue Eyes – Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Book: Ron Cowen &Daniel Lipman Music: George Stiles Lyrics: Anthony Drewe Director: Dougie Irvine Reviewer: Rachel Clark For one week only, in the intimacy of the Chandler Studio Theatre within the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, the future faces of musical theatre are treating audiences to their wonderful performances of Betty Blue Eyes. A musical that is both uplifting and sorrowful, ...

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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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CD REVIEW: Betty Blue Eyes – Original London Cast Recording

Book: Ron Cowen &Daniel Lipman Music: George Stiles Lyrics: Anthony Drewe Reviewer: Jo Beggs [Rating:3] Austerity Britain. The country reeling from war. Nothing like a royal wedding to cheer up the populace. Not 2011 but 1947, and the princess bride none but Elizabeth Windsor, about to marry the dashing Philip Mountbatten. Despite rationing the burghers of Shepardsford have decided to ...

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