is a musical about an antiques dealer, based on the parodic soap opera of the same name by Victoria Wood.
The plot revolves around the original (fictional) actors reprising their roles from stage; however,
contrary to their wishes,
the experimental director adapts it into a gritty commentary
on British suburban life,
despite the fact that the cast
(led by Bo Beaumont (Julie Walters))
want to just have a fun piece with a good tap number. After a disastrous open dress rehearsal,
the cast hijack
the concept to return
it to its original roots, and take it to the West End, funded by Bo Beaumont's lottery win.
The second act is the musical within the musical,
and is much more like the original series.
Miss Babs (Celia Imrie) and Miss Berta (Sally Ann Triplett) run
and are aided and amused by their friends and cleaner: Mrs Overall (Walters) and Mr Clifford (Duncan Preston).
Soon, they discover a third sister,
Bonnie (Josie Lawrence) who is initially
scheming and devious
she fires Mrs Overall, even after finding out she's her mother). The plot unfolds, the sisters...
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Genres: Comedy | Drama | Musical
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Release Date: 13 March 2006 (UK) See more »
Production Co: Phil McIntyre Television, Blue Door Adventures Ltd. See more »
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Runtime: 157 min
Sound Mix: Stereo
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A full-length musical based on three minute sketches from past Victoria Wood TV series. See more »
The song "Tip Top Tap" is purported to come from the 1957 musical "Café Continental". However, it contains many modern references such as Shake 'n' Vac and the M11 motorway. See more »
Miss Babs: You can't say "gypsy" anymore Mrs O, it's very politically incorrect!
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Featured in Victoria Wood's Making of Acorn Antiques: The Musical! (2005) See more »
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Title : Acorn Antiques The Musical
Runtime : 157 mins
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