Watch Harrogate Operatic Players’ trailer for their show Betty Blue Eyes

Betty Blues Eyes is on at the Harrogate Theatre in June
Betty Blues Eyes is on at the Harrogate Theatre in June

Rehearsals are well under way for Harrogate Operatic Players’ production of Betty Blue Eyes which opens at Harrogate Theatre on June 6.

Director Michael Kirkby returns after his successful run of hit shows Sister Act in 2015 and then the wonderful sell-out production of Annie last year.

He said: “ Betty Blue Eyes is a wonderful show that will have you laughing one minute and crying the next! Lots of Yorkshire humour with a strong story line that is based on the Alan Bennett film – ‘A Private Function’’ that starred Maggie Smith and Michael Palin.”

So, who is Betty? Betty is an adorable blue eyed 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!

Betty Blue Eyes opens at The Harrogate Theatre on Tuesday June 6 and runs until Saturday 10th June.

Evening performances start at 7.30pm and a matinee on Saturday at 2pm.

Tickets can be purchased from the Harrogate Theatre box office through their website: or Tel: 01423 502 116.