Book By Ron Cowan & Daniel Lipman

Lyrics By Anthony Drewe

Music By George Stiles

 
Cat Bailie Joyce Chilvers
Paul Buckle Gilbert Chilvers
Helen Windsor Mother Dear
 Richard Thomas Dr Swaby
 Gareth Tilley Henry Allardyce
Steve Hopkins Frances Lockwood
Sarah Chew Mrs Allardyce/Kitt
Bethan Scholes Veronica Allardyce
Kristian Zgorzelski Mr Wormold
Ellie Hoare Mrs Roach/Princess Elizabeth
Judy Harrhy Mrs Lester
Hayley Toms Mrs Turnbull
Chris Williams Mr Metcalf/Mr Barraclough /BBC Announcer
Helen Rose Mrs Metcalf
Richard Axtell Reg Bowen/Mr Nuttall
Fern O’Brien-Grant Mrs Tillbrook
Chris Dimbleby  PC Noble/ Lieutenant Mountbatten
Nick Pratt Mr Sutcliff
Kate Smith Mrs Sutcliff
Julie Axtell Lady Cunliffe
Lisa Grace Puppeteer
   

 

Synopsis

 

The show is based on the hit film ‘A Private Function’ which was written by Alan Bennett and starred Michael Palin and Maggie Smith. It’s a musical romp set around the impending wedding celebrations of young Princess Elizabeth to the dashing Philip Mountbatten in 1947. But these are desperate times where rationing is even worse than it had been in the war. And desperate times call for desperate measures! Enter the mild chiropodist Gilbert Chilvers and his social-climbing wife Joyce. When they are snubbed one too many times by the local establishment, Gilbert takes matters into his own hands. He kidnaps a pig from the local bigwigs who were planning a very exclusive private function where the pig was to play a starring role - on several plates! Needless-to-say keeping a pig quiet in a suburban street proves rather difficult and hilarity ensues.