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Sir Richard Eyre's The Pajama Game heads to the West End

15 May 2014 Last updated at 11:35 BST

One of the country's leading theatre, film and television directors is using his expertise for a new West End show which first opened on Broadway, 60 years ago.

Sir Richard Eyre is directing The Pajama Game, and as the production opens, he is arguing that the Government should spend less on 'weapons' and 'defence', and more on making us all feel happy.

The BBC's Brenda Emmanus reports.