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Blonde Bombshells of 1943

Thursday 16 May–Saturday 8 June 2013

An Oldham Coliseum Theatre and New Vic production

a play with music by Alan Plater, directed by Kevin Shaw

Alan Plater’s stage version of his BAFTA winning film, The Last of the Blonde Bombshells. A laugh out loud feel-good musical, it;s filled with 1940’s classics by Glen Miller, The Andrews Sisters, George Formby and Fats Waller performed live by a sensational swing band

Wartime  bandleader Betty is in trouble. Her all-girl swing group, the Blonde Bombshells, might be the greatest in the North with their big BBC debut coming up – but half the band has gone AWOL with American GIs.

The Bombshells need to recruit new talent – and fast! Enter an innocent schoolgirl, a nun, an upper-class tart and a draft-dodging drummer not afraid of donning a frock (if it keeps him out of National Service). Now Betty and her motley crew prepare to dodge Hitler’s bombs and get ready for the performance of their lives.

Thursday 16 May–Saturday 8 June 2013

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