Opening April 3rd at the Hudson Guild!
Our spring 2014 musical tells the story of the unassuming, spirited, and delightfully clownish Cockney from Lambeth, Bill Snibson. One day he is stopped on the streets of Lambeth by Herbert Parchester, the solicitor for the late Earl of Hareford. Bill is brought to the late Earl’s estate in Hampshire. At Hareford Hall, Parchester explains to Bill that the father he never knew was an Earl. He tells Bill that his father’s secret brief marriage to a Cockney woman means that — to the family’s horror — he is now the 14th Earl of Hareford.
But there’s a catch. The late Earl’s will states that Bill must prove that he is prepared to assume the responsibilities of an Earl, or he will not inherit. His aunt, the Duchess of Dene, is sure that it will come naturally to him, because he is a Hareford by birth. All he needs is a bit of coaching. But she also insists that Bill leave his Lambeth girlfriend, Sally, in favor of a proper lady.
Bill adores Sally and wants to keep her, so he wants nothing to do with the “toffs”. He returns to Lambeth. However, the old battle-axe Duchess won’t have it — Bill must become the Earl of Hareford, no matter what, because Bill is the last of the Hareford line.
With a heart of pure gold, a stage full of wacky characters, a barrage of witty one-liners and a wealth of toe-tapping, uplifting songs, Me and My Girl is a sublime and sunny treat for all fans of musical comedy.
Musical numbers include the famous “Lambeth Walk”, “Leaning on a Lamppost”, “Once You Lose Your Heart”, “The Sun Has Got His Hat On” and, of course, “Me and My Girl”.
See you at the show! For tickets, go here.
ME AND MY GIRL
Book and Lyrics by L. Arthur Rose and Douglas Furber
Book Revised by Stephen Fry with contributions by Mike Ockrent
Music by Noel Gay