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.