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image for Play - Comedy item typeBetty Blue Eyes - A Musical Comedy at Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

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Play - Comedy, from 17 Nov 2017, £12-£14

Betty Blue Eyes - A Musical Comedy

Betty Blue Eyes - A Musical Comedy

Details

Pegasus Productions presents - Betty Blue Eyes - A Musical Comedy

Belts are being tightened and the country's long-suffering citizens are being told by the government that there will be fair shares for all in return for surviving Austerity Britain. Meanwhile local officials feather their own nests by taking far more than their own fair share. It is of course 1947 - and having won the war Britain seems to have lost the peace - and the country is staggering under the burden of acute rationing - unemployment and the coldest winter for decades. The only bright spark on the horizon is the impending marriage of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip

Twenty six years ago Alan Bennett and Malcolm Mowbray wove this story into a hilariously funny but sharply observed comic film called A Private Function - which centered around Betty - an adorable pig - who is being illegally reared to ensure the local dignitaries can celebrate the Royal Wedding with a lavish banquet while the local population make do with Spam

Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman have brilliantly adapted and expanded this story for the stage and George Stiles and Anthony Drewe have written a deliciously infectious - toe-tapping - retro contemporary score. The result is an utterly British musical - full of eccentric characters - such as the strange odd couple - Gilbert ? an evangelistic chiropodist - and Joyce ? a nobody determined to be somebody.

Inspector Wormold - an obsessive destroyer of illegal meat. Mother Dear ? 'She?s seventy four and ravenous' along with a weird assortment of bullies - spivs and snobs and of course - our star - Betty the pig.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 17 - Sat 18 Nov 2017 19:30
Sun 19 Nov 2017 14:00

Prices

Adults £14
Concessions £12

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 19 Aug Pure Queen
Tue 22 Aug Summer Season Show
Fri 25 Aug Abba
Tue 29 Aug Summer Season Show
Sat 2 Sep Cliff Richard Tribute
Tue 5 Sep Summer Season Show

Address

Pier Gardens,
Gorleston-on-Sea,
Great Yarmouth,
Norfolk,
NR31 6PP

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TG 530035  Lat: 52.57086 Long: 1.73318

By Road: From Great Yarmouth follow the A12 towards Lowestoft the follow signs for Gorleston.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system