Me and My Girl
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Cast & Creative
|Bill Snibson||Bryan Cardus|
|Sir John||Bob Salter|
|Sir Jasper||Edward Jeoffroy|
|Musical Director||Carl Smith|
Reviews & Awards
George Allan - Middlesex Chronicle
A Joyous Evening – May 1997
There are few musical shows more joyous than Me and My Girl and the revised version, which ran for eight years at the Adelphi in London, offered BROS every opportunity to fill the stage of Richmond Theatre with milling crowds of hangers-on to the upper class and saltof-the-earth ‘sarf Lunnoners’ as wells as giving principals a frame within which to demonstrate their talents.
And what talents there were on show ! – from the ever ebullient Bryan Cardus as Bill, the Lambeth boy who succeeds to an earldom, and Sue Currie as his ever-loving Sally to Bob Salter’s inimitable snob with a heart of gold and Clare Henderson Roe’s magnificent Duchess determined to turn Bill into her idea of an aristocrat.
All brought something special to their parts, particularly Currie in ‘Once you lose your heart’, which she sang with a poignancy that was enough to make the audience catch it’s collective breath.
Between them, directors Alison Titchmarsh and Martin Elliff kept the whole thing moving pretty well apart from some overlong pauses as the chorus had to get off stage.
Andrew Macbean was a superbly schizoid Parchester, Steve Alais gloriously Jeeves-like as Charles and Ruth Saunders an ideally spoilt gold-digging Jacqui. And there were dozens of tiny roles taken with wit and care – all adding up to a great evening.
Jenny Scott - Richmond & Twickenham Times
A Classy Backward Glance – May 1997
Barnes & Richmond Operatic Society was charming audiences at the Richmond Theatre last week with a revival of the revival of Noel Gay’s Me and My Girl, first produced in London in 1937.
That’s to say, this BROS production, directed by Martin Eliff, Alison Titchmarsh and musically directed by Carl Smith, was Stephen Fry’s revised version of the book, with some extra songs from the Noel Gay canon. A barnstorming performance by Robert Lindsay in the leading role, brought the show it’s second success in Leicester and London from 1984 to 1993.
Bryan Cardus gave a high-energy performance as the Cockney sparrer, Bill Snibson, the barrer boy who turns out to be the long-lost Earl of Hareford and creates mayhem among the aristocracy.
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