Chichester Festival Theatre

Me and My Girl – 2nd July – 25th August

Matt Lucas, Caroline Quentin, Clive Rowe and Alex Young lead the cast of Chichester Festival Theatre’s summer musical ME AND MY GIRL, directed by Daniel Evans

This uproarious, much-loved musical comedy includes the enormously popular numbers The
Sun Has Got His Hat On, Lambeth Walk and of course Me and My Girl. The revised version
by Stephen Fry and Mike Ockrent, also featuring Leaning on a Lamppost, won the 1985
Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical.

The cast also includes Lydia Bannister, Ronan Burns, Jennie Dale, Jacqui Dubois,
Davide Fienauri, Lauren Hall, Siubhan Harrison (as Lady Jacqueline Carstone), Matt
Harrop, Victoria Hinde, Melissa Lowe, Dominic Marsh (as The Hon Gerald Bolingbroke),
Natasha Mould, Ryan Pidgen, Pippa Raine, Emile Ruddock, Charlotte Scott, Jak
Skelly, Monica Swayne, Oliver Tester and Toyan Thomas-Browne.

This new staging is directed by Daniel Evans with designs by Lez Brotherston and
choreography by Alistair David, the outstanding team behind Festival 2017’s hit musical
Fiddler on the Roof. They are joined by Gareth Valentine (Guys and Dolls) who is creating
brand new arrangements for the score, which will be orchestrated by Doug Besterman and
Mark Cumberland.

At Hareford Hall in Hampshire, suspense is in the air. The family solicitor has found the long-
lost heir to the Hareford title and riches. But, to everyone’s horror, he’s a Cockney barrow
boy called Bill Snibson.

As the Duchess determinedly sets out to transform him into a true gentleman, Bill’s
sweetheart Sally wonders how she fits in to his new life. Before too long, Bill has to answer
some soul-searching questions about who he really is.

Matt Lucas plays Bill Snibson, the Cockney barrow boy who discovers he’s an Earl. Known
to a television audience of millions for the smash hit TV series Little Britain, his theatre work
includes the role of Thenardier in Les Misérables in the West End. His recent screen credits
include Doctor Who, Alice in Wonderland, Paddington and Bridesmaids. Little Me: My
Autobiography by Matt Lucas is published by Canongate in paperback on 7 June.
Caroline Quentin plays the Duchess of Dene. One of television’s most popular actors from
series such as Men Behaving Badly, Jonathan Creek, Blue Murder and Dickensian, her
extensive stage work includes The Hypocrite (RSC), Relatives Values (West End) and the
original cast of Les Misérables at the RSC and in the West End.

Clive Rowe plays Sir John Tremayne; his extensive theatre work includes Kiss Me Kate
(Chichester), Carousel, Guys and Dolls (Olivier Award), Candide, Caroline, Or Change and
The Light Princess (National Theatre), Blues in the Night (Hackney Empire) and Chicago
(West End).

Alex Young plays Sally; her many musical theatre credits includeFollies at the
National Theatre,Carousel (ENO),Show Boat (West End/Sheffield) andAnything Goes
(Sheffield Theatres).

Musical supervision, direction and arrangements will be by Gareth Valentine, with
orchestrations by Doug Besterman and Mark Cumberland, lighting by Tim Mitchell, sound by
Carolyn Downing and video by Andrzej Goulding.
There will be a Relaxed performance of Me and My Girl on 25 July at 2.30pm, especially
suitable for individuals, groups and families with children on the autistic spectrum, sensory
and communication disorders or anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed theatre