There have been a few films about illegal contraband in the past - "Whisky Galore" dealt with a shipwrecked consignment of the hard-stuff, cheekily commandeered by the island's inhabitants, "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" told a tale of naughty green plants being grown illegally and then, to cap it all, being stolen from the cultivators and "A Private Function" features a cute piggy being illegally fattened up for a royal wedding during rationing.
The latter was written by Alan Bennett and transformed into a very successful Brit comedy film in the mid '80s. Starring Michael Palin and Maggie Smith. It scooped three BAFTAs and featured some of our greatest actors including Denholm Elliot, Richard Griffiths, Alison Steadman and the late Pete Postlethwaite, along with the leading pair of course. It was only a matter of time before a remake was commissioned.
But to call "Betty Blue Eyes" a remake is grossly unfair - it is a new hilarious and highly commended musical adaptation that follows the same plot yet adds song routines to carry it along in front of a West End audience. Cameron Mackintosh certainly knows a thing or two about musicals having produced "Les Miserables" and "Phantom of the Opera", thus you know that this will be a quality production.
Sarah Lancashire and Reece Shearsmith head-up a cast that also includes Adrian Scarborough, Jack Edwards and Ann Emery, delivering a story about wartime ration measures, a royal wedding, being social misfits and opting to steal the council's illegally-fattened pig called Betty. Sounds bonkers? Of course - it's got the Bennett factor with warm and witty dialogue and an element of farce about it - but it's been a winner with many audiences so far - so why not be a part of it, at a special price!
The Special Offer is - book selected tickets to see "Betty Blue Eyes" for almost 25% off. E.g. Buy a £59.50 seat for just £45.99 or a £39.50 ticket for £32.50. The offer applies to selected Monday to Friday performances until 31st August. There are also a limited number of discounted Saturday shows reduced from £75 to £62.50. To check availability, click on the Book This Offer button, below.
In addition, you can also book dinner and show packages from £59.50, which include pre- or post-theatre meals at Porters and Maxwells and a top price seat! Click on the Meal Deal button, below, for this option.