Betty Blue Eyes

A New Musical Comedy, Betty Blue Eyes is an utterly British musical, full of eccentric characters and of course the star, Betty the pig.

Based on the film “A Private Function”, the story by Alan Bennett is set in Shepardsford, Yorkshire in 1947. The war is over but, like the rest of the country, it still bears the scars of recent war. Belts are tightened and citizens are told by the Government that there will be a ‘fair share for all’ in return for surviving Austerity Britain. The only bright spark of hope on the horizon is the impending marriage of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Phillip. We follow the lives of Gilbert & Joyce Chilvers, a Chiropodist and his not to be reckoned with wife. Gilbert inadvertently stumbles across a pig named Betty, who is being illegally reared to ensure the local dignitaries can celebrate the Royal Wedding with a lavish banquet. It leads to a kidnapping of the pig, whilst the sinister Mr Wormold – the Ministry of Food Inspector – tracks Betty down.....

This show has everything – gorgeous score to fall in love with, humour, strong acting, eccentric characters, heart-warming moments, the drama of post-war Britain and big, show-stopping choreography of the 1940s. Join us at Witham Public Hall for another great show in April 2022.

Monday 25th to Saturday 30th April 2022

Witham Public Hall, Collingwood Road, Witham CM8 2DY. Performances nightly at 7:30pm, Saturday matinee 2:30pm. Doors open 30 minutes before curtain up (No admission before 2pm or 7pm).

Ticket Prices

Raised Stalls £16, Front Stalls £14, Balcony £13.

Our special preview night on Monday for which all tickets are £10... but hurry, these will sell fast!

Concessions tickets at £10 are offered for the Tuesday evening and Saturday Matinee performances on Front Stalls and Balcony seats for Senior Citizens (65 and over), Registered Disabled and Under 21s (16-21s must be in full time education).

We welcome group bookings and offer a 10% discount on 10 or more full priced front stalls and balcony seats for all performances except Monday. Please book by telephone or e-mail or post to obtain group rates.

Book on-line

All seats, except party bookings, can be requested on-line and paid for using a debit/credit card or Paypal. All tickets booked on-line will be issued as e-tickets. Once we have received your payment, you will receive a confirmatory e-mail containing your e-tickets. Simply print these off and bring them along to the show. The link below will show an interactive seating plan, allows you to choose your seat/s, performance date and pay by debit/credit card or PayPal

Click here to book online

Email the Box Office

Send your enquiry to Please remember to include the information specified above. You will receive an email confirming your booking and details of how to pay.

Telephone the Box Office:

Call us on 0300 201 0080 and leave a message – remember to give the following information:

Full name
Telephone number(s)
Chosen performance
Number and type of seats required

You will receive a telephone call confirming your booking and details of how to pay.

Book in Person

In-Person bookings will be available from 4 Jan 2022.
Witham Tourist Information Office, 61 Newland Street, Witham. Telephone 01376 502674.
Open from Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.00om.
Payments may be made in cash or by Debit/Credit Card.

Book By Post

Send your completed Booking Form to WAOS Box Office Manager, 2 Yew Tree Close, Hatfield Peverel, CM3 2SG. Please send a cheque made payable to WAOS with your order form. Please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope if tickets are to be posted. Please note that orders received after 13th April will not be posted and will be held at the Box Office for collection.

Download a booking form

Refunds and cancellation

In the event of WAOS having to cancel the show (for example, due to Government guidance on Covid), ticket holders will be contacted and provided a full refund.
If a ticket holder is unable to attend due to Covid symptoms or isolation, please contact the Box Office before the show for a full refund.

Wheelchair Places
There are a limited number of wheelchair spaces available, please check with the Box Office Manager for availability

Conditions of Sale
For health and safety reasons children under 6 are not permitted on the Raised Stalls and children under 11 must be accompanied by and adult.

Allocation of Tickets
Tickets are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please indicate alternative performances should your first choice not be avaialble. WAOS reserves the right to re-seat patrons, refund tickets or refuse admission. Ticket refunds are at the discretion of the WAOS management.

Our Venue
WAOS performs with other local theatre groups at the Witham Public Hall, Collingwood Road.
Click Here for an interactive map of the area, courtesy of Google Maps.

Covid protocols
We will comply with Government guidance at all times. Currently (under 'plan B' Dec 2021) Theatre goers are required to wear a mask at all times within the theatre, although your are still able to drink refreshments purchased from the bar.
Please use the hand sanitisers provided around the building
We marshal the toilets, limiting the number of people in the toilets at any one time
We limit access to the bar area - We are using a single order point at the first till and then have two people making up the drinks. This is slower than usual but keeps down the number of people in the rather small bar area.