Maxine Peake Stars in ‘Betty! A Sort of Musical’

Maxine Peake Stars in ‘Betty! A Sort of Musical’


Maxine Peake stars in ‘Betty! A Sort of Musical’ at the Manchester Royal Exchange

As the first female speaker of the House of Commons, Betty Boothroyd is a Dewsbury girl to celebrate, and the five ladies (plus Calvin) of The Dewsbury Players are going to do just that… through the medium of musical theatre! Their high-kicks may be wobbly, their acting ‘enthusiastic’ and the props left over from a production of MISS SAIGON; but, tonight, the Village Hall is their theatre of dreams! Emboldened by their heroine’s indefatigable tenacity, this amateur group prove themselves to be extraordinary women on and off stage. 

Maxine Peake and Seiriol Davies  write and star in this brand-new production, directed by former Royal Exchange Theatre Artistic Director Sarah Frankcom. At a time when everything seems so polarised, BETTY is a heart-warming celebration of the human spirit and the unexpected rewards that can come from thinking outside of the dispatch box.

The play opens on Saturday December 3rd and runs until January 14th. Tickets can be purchased here 

To enquire about Maxine for voiceovers, email