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Me and My Girl

"Has uncorked the innocence of the old-fashioned musical comedy so ingeniously that for once a theatre goer is actually sucked directly into that sunny past rather than merely suckered into nostalgia for it."

The New York Times

  • Full Length Musical
  • Romantic Comedy, Comedy

  • Time Period: 1930s
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings
  • Orchestra Size: Medium

  • Performance Group:
  • Dinner Theatre, Community Theatre, High School/Secondary, Professional Theatre, College Theatre / Student

  • Accolades:
  • Winner! 5 Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Book and Outstanding Music
    Winner! 3 Tony Awards including Best Choreography
    Nominee! 13 Tony Awards including Best Musical
    Nominee! 11 Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Musical
This version of the show, with its revised book by Stephen Fry, was first presented at the Leicester Haymarket Theatre in 1985 in a hugely popular production starring Robert Lindsay and Emma Thompson which later transferred to the Adelphi Theatre in London where it enjoyed an extremely long and successful run.

Bill Snibson, a Lambeth costermonger, is revealed to be the new Earl of Hareford and his newly-discovered aristocratic relations are horrified. Brining him to the Hareford Hall, they attempt to educate Bill into the ways of the gentry and to separate him from his cockney girlfriend Sally. The result? Chaos of the most comical kind!

With a host of hilarious characters, witty one-liners and several toe-tapping, uplifting songs (including the famous "Lambeth Walk", "The Sun Has Got His Hat On" and "Leaning on a Lamp Post") ME AND MY GIRL is a sublime and sunny treat for all fans of musical comedy!

REVIEWS:

"Has uncorked the innocence of the old-fashioned musical comedy so ingenuously that for once a theatre goer is actually sucked directly into that sunny past rather than merely suckered into nostalgia for it."

 The New York Times

"A honey. It has humor, music, dancing, charm, wit and a deft of expertise and that takes your heart away."

 New York Post

"The freshest and funniest musical to hit Broadway in ages."

 Newsweek

"...the happiest show in town."

 Sunday Express

Premiere Production: Me and My Girl premiered on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre in New York City on August 10, 1986. It was directed by Mike Ockrent and choreographed by Gillian Gregory.
  • Casting: 11M, 8F
  • Casting Attributes: Parts for Senior Actors, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Chorus Size: Plus Chorus

  • LADY JAQUELINE CARSTONE - A sexy and determined gold-digger currently engaged to Gerald Bolingbroke.
    THE HON. GERALD BOLINGBROKE - Pompous but likeable. Engaged to Lady Jacqueline.
    STOCKBROKERS
    LORD BATTERSBY - Noble member of the Hareford family.
    LADY BATTERSBY - Noble member of the Hareford family.
    HERBERT PARCHESTER - The family solicitor.
    SIR JASPER TRING - An elderly nobleman. Hard of hearing.
    MARIA - Duchess of Dene.
    SIR JOHN TREMAYNE - Co-executor of the Hareford's clan's will. Gentlemanly and a father figure.
    CHARLES HETHERSETT - The butler.
    FOOTMAN
    BILL SNIBSON - A quick-witted Cockney from Lambeth. Playful, charming and warm. The eventual heir to the Earl of Hareford.
    SALLY SMITH - Bill's Cockney girlfriend also from Lambeth.
    PUB PIANIST
    MRS. WORTHINGTON-WORTHINGTON - An aristocrat at Bill's party.
    LADY DISS - An aristocrat at Bill's arty.
    BOB BARKING - Cockney friend of Sally and Bill.
    TELEGRAPH BOY
    MRS. BROWN - Sally's landlady.
    LAMBETH GIRL
    CONSTABLE
  • Name Price
    Perusal Material Shipped immediately. This is optional. Order Now

    1 x Piano/Vocal Score
    1 x Chorus Book

    $24.00
    Pre-Production Pack Shipped upon receipt of a signed License Agreement and full payment of all invoices. This is optional.

    1 x Piano/Conductor Score
    1 x Chorus Book

    $75.00
    Rehearsal Material Shipped a minimum of 3 months before the last performance. This must be hired as a condition of the License to produce this show.

    20 x Chorus Books
    2 x Piano/Vocal Scores

    $450.00 +$120.00/pm
    Orchestral Material Shipped a minimum of 1 month before the last performance. This is optional.

    Two alternative sets of band parts are available on hire.

    LARGE ORCHESTRATION
    Piano/Conductor's Score
    Violin 1
    Violin 2/Viola
    Bass
    Woodwind 1 (Piccolo, Clarinet, Alto Sax)
    Woodwind 2 (Clarinet, Alto Sax)
    Woodwind 3 (Flute, Clarinet, Tenor Sax)
    Woodwind 4 (Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Baritone Sax)
    Horn
    Trumpet 1
    Trumpet 2 
    Trombone
    Drums
    Percussion
    Keyboard
    Harp
    Banjo/Guitar

    SMALL ORCHESTRATION
    Violin
    Bass
    Woodwind 1 (Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax)
    Woodwind 2 (Flute, Clarinet, Tenor Sax)
    Woodwind 3 (Clarinet, Alto Sax, Baritone Sax)
    Trumpet 1
    Trumpet 2
    Trombone
    Percussion
    Keyboard 1
    Keyboard 2

    There is not a Piano/Conductor's Score for this orchestration - The Piano/Vocal Score should be used.

    $330.00 +$120.00/pm
    Vocal Chorus Book 10 Pack Shipped with (or after) Rehearsal Material. This is optional.

    10 x Vocal Chorus Books

    $50.00 +$50.00/pm