Betty! A Sort Of Musical
Author(s): Maxine Peake and Seiriol Davies
As the first female speaker of the House of Commons, Betty Boothroyd is a Dewsbury girl to celebrate, and the six ladies (plus Calvin) of The Dewsbury Players are going to do just that... through the medium of musical theatre.
Their high-kicks may be wobbly, their acting ‘enthusiastic’ and the props left over from a production of Miss Saigon, but, tonight, the Village Hall is their theatre of dreams. Emboldened by their heroine's indefatigable tenacity, this amateur group prove themselves to be extraordinary women on and off stage.
Maxine Peake and Seiriol Davies write and star in this new production, directed by former Royal Exchange Theatre Artistic Director Sarah Frankcom.