A spectacular West End musical which has starred Emma Thompson and Robert Lindsay is coming to Derbyshire this month for a four-night stint.
The Olivier Award-winning, Me and My Girl, is being performed by Mount St Mary’s College pupils with a live orchestra from Wednesday November 21 to Saturday November 24.
The classic musical first hit the stage in the late 30s and details the life of a working class cockney who discovers he is the heir to a large estate. The comedy also features the well-known songs, The Sun Has Got His Hat On, Leaning on a Lamppost and The Lambeth Walk.
Director of music at Mount St Mary’s College, Lucy Kitchener, said: “The show is a big production and involves about 45 pupils from all years of the college.
“It’s a family-friendly show with some great singing and dancing. The production has also brought our community together, with parents volunteering in backstage roles such as costumes, sets and props.
“As well as this, the live orchestra which will accompany the show, is made up predominantly of Mount pupils past and present, staff and special guests.
“The West End show was revamped by Stephen Fry in the 80s and came to Sheffield four years ago, so the orchestration we are using is one that was created specifically for the Sheffield show at the Crucible.”
The Mount’s music and drama departments come together regularly to put on large-scale productions like Oliver and Sweet Charity, as well as the ambitious opera staged last year, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas.
Lucy added: “Two of our pupils who played the lead roles in Sweet Charity in 2010 both went on to win music and choral scholarships at universities, so you never know there could be a budding star or two in this year’s cast!”
The production at the Derbyshire college is open to the public - tickets must be purchased in advance and cost £12 or £8 for under 18s and over 60s.
Over 60s can also benefit from a special group booking discount for groups of ten or more for the Wednesday (November 21) and Thursday (November 22) shows, with tickets costing just £5 each.
We have four tickets to give away for a showing of the winner’s choice.
To enter, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, in the email subject box put DT Comp and give your full name and telephone number in the body of the email.
One winner will be picked at random on Tuesday, November 20, at midday.
For more information on the production, email email@example.com or ring the college on 01246 433388.