ME AND MY GIRL
Grand Opera House, York
Pick Me Up Theatre bring the much-loved Me and My Girl to York's Grand Opera House with its string of wonderful Noel Gay tunes including the show-stopping Lambeth Walk, one of the most joyful song and dance routines in musical theatre history.
The haughty aristocratic Hareford family are horrified to find that the long-lost heir to the earldom is cheeky Cockney geezer Bill Snibson.
The Duchess sets about trying to transform him into a "fit and proper" gentleman – but what will happen when she demands that he break up with his Lambeth girlfriend Sally?
The show was a huge hit in the West End in the 1980s, running for eight years, and its star Robert Lindsay won the Tony for best actor in a musical when it transferred to Broadway.
The musical – first staged in 1937 and given a makeover by Stephen Fry for the 80s revival – features songs including The Sun Has Got His Hat On and Leaning on a Lamp-post.
14-18 May 2019
Book and lyrics by
L. Arthur Rose and Douglas Furber
Book revised by
Stephen Fry with contributions by Mike Ockrent
Maria, Duchess of Dene
Sir John Tremayne
Lady Jacqueline Carstone
The Hon Gerald Bolingbroke
Sir Jasper Tring
Mrs. Brown/Pearly Queen
Sonia Di Lorenzo