Musical comedy comes to Shanklin Theatre

Rob Bingham (Bill) and Alice Burton-Jones (Sally) (pic: Rodger Hooper)

The ever-popular Island Savoyards are back at Shanklin Theatre this month, with the hilarious musical comedy, Me And My Girl.

The plot of this multi-award winning musical revolves around Bill Snibson, a Lambeth costermonger (fruit seller), who is revealed to be the new Earl of Hareford, and his newly-discovered aristocratic relations are horrified. 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. The result? Chaos of the most comical kind!

With a host of amusing 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!

Rob Bingham and Alice Burton-Jones head the line up as Bill Snibson and Sally Smith along with a host of other principal characters, including Hanna Nixon as Lady Jacqui, Simon Apsey as Gerald, Dianne Aspinall as the Duchess of Dene, and Paul Stevens as Sir John, plus a great ensemble cast. The show is directed by Peter Reed, with Steve Burton as musical director, and the choreography is by Maurice Kachuk.

Performances are at Shanklin Theatre on April 25, 26, 27 at 7.30pm and on April 28 at 2.30pm. Tickets are available from the theatre box office in person, by calling 868000 or on-line via iw.observer/meandmygirl.