Review – Betty Blue Eyes

The brilliant Scarborough Theatre Company bring you this musical comedy based on Alan Bennett and Malcolm Mowbray’s hilarious 1984 film ‘A Private Function’.

The storyline, set in times of rationing after World War 2, revolves around a pig, being illicitly raised to feed a society dinner, or ‘Private Function’, a plan which doesn’t exactly go to plan.  It also highlights the tensions caused by the class struggle of the era.

The scene is set evening before the action starts with the cast mingling with the audience leading into an action-packed performance of dance and song.

It’s rare to see a cast of this magnitude; I think I counted 24!  And yet, to a person, they truly delivered.  The action was at a fast pace and the set changes made effortlessly, keeping your attention throughout.

And, on top of all this we were treated to the accompaniment of live music, played perfectly.  All in all a great night out which really was impossible to fault.

There are three more performances to go, at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, one on Friday and two on Saturday, so get booking.