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Marvellous melodies and scandalous headlines Canadian one-woman cabaret heads to rural Lancashire

“From Judy to Bette – The Stars of Old Hollywood”, Rebecca Perry


Garstang Library – Tuesday 17 April, 7.30pm

Ansdell Library – Wednesday 18 April, 7.30pm

The Barlow, Edgworth – Thursday 19 April, 7.30pm

Roughlee Village Centre – Friday 20 April, 7pm

Clitheroe Library – Saturday 21 April, 7pm


A one-woman cabaret from Canada will cross the pond for performances in five of Lancashire’s library and rural venues in April.

“From Judy to Bette – The Stars of Old Hollywood”, sees a return to Lancashire for writer and performer, Rebecca Perry, who will travel to Garstang, Ansdell, Edgworth, Roughlee and Clitheroe as part of her UK tour.

Tickets for the show, which is suitable for ages 12 and above, are available directly from the venues. For the Garstang show, tickets can be booked directly from library staff or online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/445634. All information about ticket prices and booking details can be found on www.spotonlancashire.co.uk

It’s the 1930s, movies are being made faster than you can say MGM, and being made to make you feel good. Budgets are increasing and the studios are making pictures bigger and bigger. Within the industry, four women emerge who refuse to be “just another ingénue”.

Judy Garland, Betty Hutton, Lucille Ball and Bette Davis each made their own strides to make women a more prominent and powerful force in Hollywood.

Rebecca Perry returns to Spot On for five nights of marvellous melodies and scandalous headlines from the Golden Age of Hollywood!

Speaking ahead of the tour, Perry said:

“The show is a power-punch of cabaret style entertainment that chronicles the life and times of Bette Davis, Judy Garland, Betty Hutton and Lucille Ball: four trailblazers, who saw their value before anyone else did and fought for the roles that made them famous… and infamous.

I grew up idolizing these women when I felt like I couldn’t relate to the role models in my generation. Something resonated with me in regards to that Old Hollywood charm that Bette, Judy, Betty and Lucille possessed. They paved the path for women of talent and drive, making it okay to be more than just a pretty face.

So go ahead: embrace your inner Lucy, Judy, Betty or Bette!”

The Lancashire dates form part of Spot On Lancashire’s spring season of touring, taking professional arts events to rural venues and libraries across the county.

For more information about the shows or to see the full Spot On season programme, visit www.spotonlancashire.co.uk, call Lyndsey Wilson on 01254 660360 or email hello@spotonlancashire.co.uk.

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