||ME AND MY GIRL - 2001
Tells the tale of Bill Snibson, a Cockney bloke who suddenly becomes heir to an earldom.
The Hareford clan, a group of insufferable aristocrats, are clinging to their blue-blooded ways by the tips of their well-manicured fingers. The family’s precarious financial situation can only be remedied by locating a legitimate heir to the earldom of Hareford. In due course an heir is found, but, unfortunately for the haughty Harefords, he turns out to be the decidedly non-noble Bill Snibson, a swaggering Cockney from Lambeth.
The Earl’s will specifically states that the heir must be deemed a fit and proper person by the two executors, Maria, Duchess of Dene, and Sir John Tremayne. A good-hearted woman, the duchess is determined to transform Snibson into a proper gentleman.
Book and lyrics by L. Arthur Rose and Douglas Furber. Music by Noel Gay. Book revised by Stephen Fry.
Me and My Girl opened on Broadway in August 1986 and ran for 1420 performances. Robert Lindsay starred as Bill Snibson on Broadway and the West End.