Betty Blue Eyes

Betty Blue Eyes is set in post-WWII England, at a time when the country is gripped by austerity and rationing.


The story revolves around Gilbert Chilvers, a mild-mannered chiropodist, and his socially ambitious wife, Joyce.

When they are not invited to the local dignitaries’ Gala Dinner, Joyce decides they must have the best possible meal to upstage the event—a secretly raised illegal pig named Betty.

The musical is a humorous and touching exploration of the British class system, love, and resilience in the face of adversity.

Based on the 1984 film A Private Function, the story captures the spirit and determination of a community struggling to celebrate the royal wedding of Princess Elizabeth amidst local corruption and intrigue.

About the show

Songs from Betty Blue Eyes

  1. Austerity Britain
  2. Fair Shares for All
  3. A Place on the Parade
  4. Magic Fingers
  5. Nobody
  6. Painting by Heart
  7. The Kind of Man I Am
  8. Since the War
  9. Another Little Victory
  10. Pig No Pig
  11. The Great Day
  12. Betty Blue Eyes
  13. It’s an Ill Wind
  14. T’reet
  15. Steal the Pig
  16. Where is He?
  17. Another Little Victory (Reprise)
  18. Finale