Pickering Musical Society are in the last few weeks of rehearsal for their annual springtime musical. This year they will perform Me & My Girl. The show is based around the main character Bill Snibson. He is a Lambeth costermonger played by Matthew Russel and is revealed to be the new Earl of Hareford. The Duchess (Linda Tester), Sir John Tremayne (Michael O’Brien) and his newly-discovered aristocratic relations are horrified. Not to mention the staff headed up by a Jeeves like butler (David Tester) and a chorus of cooks, maids and footmen who are equally as horrified leading Bill to exclaim “I’m not in your class and certainly not in her class! I’m in no ones class!”.
Bringing him to Hareford Hall, they attempt to educate Bill into the ways of the gentry and to separate him from his cockney girlfriend Sally who is played by new society member Paula Paylor. The result? Chaos of the most comical kind! With society stalwart Marcuss Burnside leading 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!
Me & My Girl opens at the Kirk Theatre on Tuesday 15th May at 7.30 and runs nightly to Saturday 19th May. There is also a matinee performance on Saturday 19th May. Tickets are priced priced from £12 and available from the Kirk Theatre Box Office on Tuesdays between 11am and 1pm, online at www.kirktheatre.co.uk or over the phone on 01751 474833.