Betty's Spin Cycle Cut Short at London's Vaudeville

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Betty has posted its closing notice at the Vaudeville, and will now shut on Aug. 3, after just four weeks at the theatre.

This will be a huge disappointment to writer Karen McLachlan, actress Geraldine McNulty and director Kathy Burke. The show received poor reviews but delighted audiences, and its early closing will remove some much-needed light-hearted humor from the West End.

Betty describes the belated sexual awakening (astride a washing machine) of a 49-year-old Catholic spinster, who then embarks on an ill-fated pilgrimage in an attempt to cleanse her soul, which has, ironically, been blackened by her association with her washing machine's spin cycle.

Betty's own program having been cut short, there are only two weeks left to catch this very funny show.

—By Paul Webb Theatrenow