"A Private Function," scripted by Alan Bennett, centered around Betty, an adorable pig, who is being illegally reared to ensure the local dignitaries can celebrate the Royal Wedding with a lavish banquet while the local population make do with spam. Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman have now adapted and expanded this story for the stage, and George Stiles and Anthony Drewe (currently represented on Broadway by their additional songs for Mary Poppins) have written the score.
Here's a look at the production:
Mackintosh-Produced Betty Blue Eyes, With Sarah Lancashire, in London
Joining Sarah Lancashire are Reece Shearsmith, Adrian Scarborough, David Bamber, Jack Edwards, Ann Emery and Mark Meadows. The company also includes Rachael Archer, James Barron, Dan Burton, Ian Conningham, Holly Dale-Spencer, Neil Ditt, Victoria Hay, Kirsty Hoiles, Chris Howell, Howard Jones, Robert Kershaw, Rebecca Louis, Andy Mace, Claire Machin, Laura Medforth, Annalisa Rossi, Hollie Taylor and Gemma Wardle.