'Me and My Girl' is a popular British stage musical, with book and lyrics by Douglas Furber and L. Arthur Rose and music by Noel Gay.
Bill Snibson, Lambeth's own Cockney sparrow, turns out to be the long-lost heir to the Baronetcy of Hareford, its 17th Baron and 8th Viscount. He has his own girlfriend, Sally, but that won't stop gold-digger Lady Jacqueline. She ditches her dumbfounded boyfriend, Gerald, when Mr Parchester, the family solicitor, presents Bill to the flabbergasted family as the new son and heir.
But Bill has still to win the family's approval to inherit the title - and the money. The formidable Duchess is determined Bill should stay at Hareford, insisting that, with a little grooming, Bill will be suitable to inherit. There will be an official reception to introduce him to the county set. But Sally is not to be invited. Bill faces up to the Duchess - no Sally, no Bill. But Sally doesn't want to come anyway - not to a posh party. The party goes ahead and Sally turns up in full Cockney get-up complete with a posse of pearly kings and queens who perform the 'Lambeth Walk' to prove Bill doesn't belong.
In an effort to make him stay and take up his inheritance, the Duchess persuades Sally to tell Bill she no longer loves him. Sally does this, and slips out to an unknown destination. Bill, helped by Sir John and Parchester, is determined to find Sally (whom he still loves). He is urged on by a Ruddigore-like gallery of ghostly portraits of his ancestors. Back at her landlady's Sally decides to move on. She's got a telegram from Bill and must escape. However, Sir John arrives and has a cunning plan...
Linlithgow Gazette show review available here!
Our 2008 cast is:
Bill Snibson - Mark Eggeling
Sally Smith - Alison Train
Gerald Bolingbroke - Les Fulton
Lady Jacqueline Carstair - Claire Porterfield
Duchess Maria - Pauline Adams
Sir John Tremayne - Paul Clark
Parchester the Solicitor - Tom Keeble
Sir Jasper Tring - Bob Clark
Charles the Butler - Cameron Leask
Lady Battersby - Sheila Rogers
Lord Battersby - Eric Brown
Mrs Brown - Carol Fraser
Constable - Malcolm McNulty
Musical Director...Eddie MacLennan