Betty Blue Eyes

Cast list

Performances: 27th September to 1st October

Alan Bennett’s A Private Function is given the musical comedy treatment in this hilarious and touching tale of Austerity 1940’s Britain. It earned a Laurence Olivier Award Nomination for Best New Musical when it opened in London in 2011. Set to a backdrop of an impending Royal wedding, a town’s celebration, a chiropodist who just wants to keep his wife happy and of course a delectable, beautiful, portly, blue-eyed pig whose future is uncertain with the town’s fast approaching banquet; our Betty.


Gilbert Chilvers – Thomas Hackett
Joyce Chilvers – Lucy Newth
Mother Dear – Kate Toomer
Henry Allardyce – Jon Borthwick
Mrs Allardyce – Alison King
Veronica Allardyce – Bethany Gander
Dr James Swaby – Andy Freeman
Francis Lockwood – Sam Hile
Mrs Lockwood – Emma Symes
Inspector Wormold – Ian Foster
Sergeant Noble – Matt Robinson
Sutcliffe – Phil Lucas
Nuttall – Oliver Goodwin
Mr Metcalf – Dave Anderson
Mrs Metcalf – Nicola Murray-Smith
Baraclough – Kieran Gilkes
Reg Bowen – Alex Preston
Arthur Cunliffe – John Frizell
Mrs Cunliffe – Liz Kaye
Mrs Roach – Amy Reynolds
Mrs Lester – Michelle Dennis
Mrs Turnbull – Louise Hackett
Mrs Tillbrook – Briony Hewes
Newsreader – Kieran Gilkes
The Lionheart Trio and Ensemble – Kat Casterton, Helen Crees and Emily Quinn
Kitt and Ensemble – Eleanor Simmonds
Princess Elizabeth and Ensemble – Naomi Casterton
Prince Philip and Ensemble – Alfie Lucas

Ensemble – Georgie Bickley, Sally Buxton, Emily Casterton, Holly Hewes, Nicole Longley and Jess Lucas

Director: Elizabeth Allsobrook
Musical Director: Phil Laybourn
Choreographer: Star Bray
Production Assistants: Amy Reynolds and Colin Reynolds


Based on the HANDMADE film ‘A PRIVATE FUNCTION’ and the original story by Alan Bennett and Malcolm Mowbray.
Adapted from the Screenplay by ALAN BENNETT.
Originally produced in London by CAMERON MACKINTOSH.

An amateur production presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International. All authorised performance materials are supplied by MTI