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Musical Previous Production: 12 April - 4 May 2013

Blonde Bombshells of 1943

Wartime band-leader Betty is in trouble. Her all-girl swing group, the Blonde Bombshells, was the greatest in the North, but it’s lost half its members to illicit liaisons with American GIs.

With performance on the BBC wireless imminent, the Bombshells hastily recruit new talent. Enter an innocent school-girl, a nun, an upper-class tart and a man not afraid of donning a frock if it keeps him out of national service, and Betty and her motley crew must prepare to give the performance of their lives.

Based on Alan Plater’s nostalgic BAFTA winning TV film The Last of the Blonde Bombshells starring Judi Dench, this fun, feel-good musical is filled with magnificent live swing band performances of 40’s classics by Glenn Miller, George Formby and Fats Waller.

Tickets

Previous Production: no tickets available

Production Information:

Directed by Kevin Shaw

Designed by Foxton

Musical Director Howard Gray

Lighting Designer Daniella Beattie

Sound Designer Lorna Munden

Choreographer Nicola Bolton


Reviews:

"Highly reccommended" - Oldham Chronicle

"Some excellent performances from the eight-strong cast" - Manchester Theatre Awards

"A highly entertaining and light comedy performed with real skill and flair" - Whats On Stage

Cast

Natasha White
Natasha White
Grace
Suzi Power
Suzi Power
Miranda
Katharine Moraz
Katharine Moraz
Lily
Sarah Groarke
Sarah Groarke
Vera
Chris Grahamson at Oldham Coliseum Theatre
Chris Grahamson
Patrick
Carla Freeman
Carla Freeman
Liz
Marianne Benedict
Marianne Benedict
May
Georgina White in Blonde Bombshells of 1943
Georgina White
Betty

Dates for your diary
Dick Whittington

11 November 2017 - 13 January 2018


The Weir

24 - 28 October 2017