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Betty Blue Eyes reanimated for 2014 tour?

The Stiles and Drewe musical, which premiered in the West End in 2011, is set to return to the UK next year

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Jack Edwards and Reece Shearsmith in the original West End production

A UK tour of Stiles and Drewe musical Betty Blue Eyes is being planned for Spring 2014.

As previously reported by WhatsOnStage, when the show shuttered in the West End in 2011 the composer and lyricist began reworking it for a national tour.

And in a recent tweet, they confirmed they're putting finishing touches to it now:

A screen-to-stage adaption of Alan Bennett's A Private Function, the show originally opened at the Novello Theatre in April 2011 starring Sarah Lancashire, Reece Shearsmith and an animatronic pig voiced by Kylie Minogue.

Despite strong reviews, the Cameron Mackintosh production, which featured an animatronic pig voiced by Kylie Minogue, subsequently closed on 24 September 2011 due to poor ticket sales.

Betty Blue Eyes is set in a Yorkshire village after the Second World War, where rationing presents a challenge for the locals who want to celebrate the Queen's Royal wedding to Prince Philip in style.

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