Betty Legs Diamond chooses Blackpool as official launchpad for new touring show
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Betty, who became a household name on the Fylde coast at as choreographer and performer at the original Funnygirls venue in Blackpool, was at the town's Showcase International Ltd costume department – in dazzling attire - to celebrate her new adventures.
Naturally, Betty will be bringing the show to the Fylde coast, performing at Viva Blackpool on Friday May 19 at 8pm.
So what can showgoers expect from the latest extravaganza?
There will be dazzling, high-kicking dance routines, jaw-dropping comedy patter, feathers, diamonds, glitter and glamour galore.
Betty will be accompanied by an elite ensemble of talented dancers, who will be performing super-charged and outstanding choreography.
She said: “I’ve been doing this 46 years so there’s a lot of experience there.
"It’s going to be fantastic, I can’t wait, there’ll be a lot of high kicks, splits, all my usual things – and I’ll be hilarious as well!.
"We’ll have some of the great favourite routines – The King and I, Do Ra Me- and some new stuff too.
"You should see the dancers, they are incredible.”
Betty said Blackpool was the perfect place to officially launch the new show and she was looking forward to return to Britain’s number one resort in May.
The larger than life character of Betty Legs Diamond was created by ace entertainer Simon Green, between shows at the Palace Theatre London during his stint in the musical On Your Toes.
Expertly honing a genuine gift for dance, comedy and impersonation, many of London’s most renowned and prestigious cabaret venues soon were inviting Betty to perform regularly to sell out audiences.
Betty soon became one of the UK’s top female impersonators and it wasn’t long before she was heading north to Blackpool and becoming a legendary figure in the town’s entertainment world, at Funny Girls.
And now she is back on the road – before returning for that special date at Viva Blackpool.