Founded in 1947, Ellesmere Musical Theatre Company (formally Ellesmere Operatic Society) continues to bring high-standard productions to Sheffield.
Providing a huge variety of different shows, Ellesmere Musical Theatre Company have recreated great amateur productions such as The Addams Family, Me and My Girl a favourite classic show Oliver! and they brought Billy back to Sheffield after a 15 year absence.
Booking has now started for our 2016 Show Stoppers. Please view the Booking Page for more information!
National Operatic and Dramatic Association.
Founded in 1899, it is the main representative body for amateur theatre in the U.K.. It has a membership of some 2,400 amateur/community theatre groups and 3000 individual enthusiasts, staging musicals, operas, plays, concerts and pantomimes in a wide variety of performing venues. It aims to help amateurs achieve the highests standards of best practice and performance.
Tues 23rd - Sat 25th March 2017.
The Montgomery Theatre, Surrey Street, Sheffield
Betty Blue Eyes
Ellesmere was founded in 1947 so what better way to celebrate our 70th anniversary than by producing a show set in Yorkshire in that very same year?
Betty Blue Eyes is based on the popular 1984 Alan Bennett film A Private Function (Michael Palin, Maggie Smith). It is set in post war Britain where belts are tightened and the country’s long suffering citizens are being told that there will be fair shares for all in return for surviving Austerity Britain – some things don’t change! In a delicious comedy of manners the show centres on a sweetly hopeless chiropodist and his waspish, socially ambitious wife – who is certain he could do better for himself if he only had the gumption. Meanwhile a greedy set of self-important local councillors want to celebrate the upcoming royal wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip with more than rationed Spam on the menu. Their private function will have best pork. Cue the eponymous Betty – a cute, but unlicensed pig, being reared illegally to grace the table. But will she really be eaten or will they be found out?
The show originally starred Sarah Lancashire (Coronation Street, Happy Valley) and its toe-tapping score comes from George Stiles and Anthony Drewe who so successfully updated Mary Poppins for the West End.
Be sure to Secure your tickets early to avoid disappointment!