Blonde Bombshells lined up

Published: 7 May 2023
Reporter: David Upton

The Blonde Bombshells

Three producing theatres are teaming up to present a new production of Alan Plater’s witty musical play Blonde Bombshells of 1943.

Following the success of 2021’s Home I’m Darling and 2022’s Brief Encounter, the Octagon Theatre Bolton, Stephen Joseph Theatre and Theatre by the Lake take audiences back to the swinging '40s in a production directed by Zoë Waterman (Jane Eyre, Stephen Joseph Theatre and New Vic Theatre, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Theatre by the Lake).

It opens at Octagon Theatre June 9–July 1 before transferring to Theatre by the Lake July 5–29 and Stephen Joseph August 2–26.

The cast will be Verity Bajoria, Lauren Chinery, Georgina Field, Stacey Ghent, Rory Gradon, Sarah Groarke, Alice McKenna and Gleanne Purcell-Brown.

Blonde Bombshells, the most glamorous all-girl swing band in the North, loses members every time it plays a GI camp. Now there’s an important BBC job in the offing and Betty needs to find new musicians fast!

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