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About The Blonde Bombshells of 1943
The Blonde Bombshells, the most glamorous all-girl swing band in the North, loses members every time it plays a GI camp. Now there's an important BBC job in the offing and Betty needs to find new musicians, fast. Among those drafted are naïve schoolgirl Liz, who plays a mean clarinet; Miranda, an upper-crust saxophonist; singing nun Lily and Patrick, a male drummer prepared to don a frock in order to avoid being drafted.
With her motley line-up complete, Betty and her band prepare to dodge Hitler's bombs and make the dangerous journey to far-flung Hull - and potential fame and fortune. A warm, witty musical play filled with glorious, live swing band performances of 1940s classics by Fats Waller, the Andrews Sisters and Glenn Miller. Based on Alan's award-winning TV film The Last of the Blonde Bombshells, which starred Judi Dench and Ian Holm.
"Delightful... the audience went wild... knock-out concert in the second half" The Independent