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Theatre That Requires A Pig Handler

Theatre That Requires A Pig Handler

Published at 2:23pm 24th May 2017.

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Based on the 26 year old film by Alan Bennett and Malcolm Mowbray A Private Function, the 1940s tale of local dignitaries who in celebration of the royal wedding are organising a lavish banquet for the community despite rationing by stealing a pig. The hilariously funny musical is packed full of Yorkshire wit and humour, and once again makes the most of incredible singing, acting and staging from the Harrogate Operatic Players.

How many plays do you know that require a pig handler? Well it's hardly surprising I suppose when the main character of the story is actually a pig. 

On from Tuesday 6th until Saturday 10th June 2017 with both matinee and evening performances at Harrogate Theatre, Betty Blue Eyes is also raising money for local charity Dementia Forward on the opening night. 

Beth Parsons from Stray FM's Family Show went along to one of the Betty Blue Eyes rehearsals and met the team from the Harrogate Operatic Players including Mike Kirby (Director), Craig Ratcliffe (Musical Director), Christine Castle (Mother Dear), Ruth Graham (Joyce Chilvers), Stuart Hutchinson (Gilbert Chilvers), Richard Lill (Costumes & Mr Cunliffe), Steve Graham (Pig Handler & Back Stage Crew), Mel James (Marketing & Mrs Tillbrook) and Helen Mills (Chairman & Mrs Lester). 

Get your tickets to see Betty Blue Eyes here!