Show week is finally here and we open at The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks TONIGHT, Thursday 11 May! Make sure you’ve got your tickets for Betty Blue Eyes, a hilarious musical from Stiles & Drewe (Half A Sixpence, Honk!) based on Alan Bennett’s ‘A Private Function’.
It’s 1947 and belts are being tightened across Britain as the long-suffering citizens are promised fair shares for all. Amid rationing and a freezing cold winter there is a new arrival in town – Betty, an adorable blue eyed pig, who is being illegally reared to ensure the local dignitaries can celebrate the Royal Wedding with a lavish banquet. However, the rest of the community has other ideas for Betty’s fate and hilarity ensues!
It’s now May and we are officially on the final countdown before show week starts! It’s just 10 days until our first performance of Betty Blue Eyes at The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks!
Today we performed at the Petts Wood May Fayre, to give the local community a taste of what we’ve been up to, and to show them just how much we love the fantastic Stiles & Drewe music of Betty Blue Eyes.
11 – 13 May 2017
The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks
We have just had a brilliant first rehearsal for the hilarious musical BETTY BLUE EYES with music from George Stiles and Anthony Drewe (The Wind in the Willows, Mary Poppins, Half A Sixpence) and we already absolutely love this show. Based on Alan Bennett’s ‘A Private Function’ it is full of wit, love and some very apt commentary on austerity in post-war Britain!
If you would like to join us on stage or backstage for Betty Blue Eyes then we would love to have you! Come along on Tuesday 13 December at 7.45pm to the music block of Newstead Wood School, Avebury Road, Orpington to hear more about the show, sing some songs and learn about prinicpal role auditions!
There is no audition to be a chorus member of PWOS, and we would love everyone who wants to join us for Betty Blue Eyes to do so!
Auditions for principal roles will take place in January and you must be an annual member of PWOS (£25 or £12.50 for students) to audition.
Rehearsals will take place on Tuesdays and some Thursday evenings from 7.45 – 10pm
Betty Blue Eyes will be performed at The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks from 11 – 13 May 2017
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BETTY BLUE EYES
Performed by Petts Wood Operatic Society at The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks
Directed by Jamie Hemingway
Co-Directed by Christine Mabbott
Musical Direction by John Hargreaves
Choreography by Carrie Louise Knight
We are so excited for our band call, tech and dress rehearsals in the next couple of days, all of which signify that it is SHOW WEEK! After months of rehearsals and planning, we are thrilled to be finally bringing ANNIE to the stag at The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks from Thursday 24 November to Saturday 26 November and we would absolutely love for you to join us. The Saturday matinee is SOLD OUT and tickets for the Friday and Saturday evening shows are extremely limited to get yours as soon as you can!
An enormous thank you to everyone who has supported PWOS throughout the rehearsal process for ANNIE. Whether you were driving someone to rehearsals, helping source costumes, painting sets, storing props, handing out flyers or telling friends about the show we appreciate and value your support, without which we wouldn’t exist as a society!
If you would like to join us for our next production, BETTY BLUE EYES then please do come along to the first rehearsal on Tuesday 6 December at 7.45pm in the music block of Newstead Wood School, Avebury Road, Orpington.