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7 things you didn’t know about "Me and My Girl"

May 27, 2018

While the name may seem familiar, many people don't know much about the musical Me and My Girl.

Here's a few of our favourite facts to whet your appetite!

 

  • Did you know that Me and My Girl is a sequel (of sorts!) The lead character Bill Snibson first appeared in a musical called Twenty to One. Not as well known as the classic tale of Me and My Girl, Twenty to One was a hit straight away with over 400 performances on the west end, and many hundreds more on tour!

 

  • Of course, the 400+ performances of Twenty to One on the West End is nothing compared to the whopping 1646 performances the original production of Me and My Girl staged in the West End.

 

  • Further to that, the 1646 performances during it’s original run may seem insignificant compared to the 3303 performances the 1985 revival boasts!

 

  • The character of Bill Snibson was first played by Lupino Lane in Twenty to One. He then went on to direct, produce and star in the West-End debut of Me and My Girl, and later star in the film remake aptly called The Lambeth Walk. Lane also popularised the dance we now associate with The Lambeth Walk.

 

  • The show was revised 3 times in the 1940s under Lane’s careful watch, where he retained his position as director and star. Want to see what all the fuss is about? Here’s a clip where you can see Lane in action!

 

  • Me and My Girl won an Olivier Award in 1985 for Musical of the Year - the same year that Robert Lindsay who played Bill Snibson at the time scooped the award for Best Actor in a Musical.

 

  • The script for the 1985 revival was revised by none other than QI genius Stephen Fry!

 

Make sure you don’t miss this iconic musical. Shazam Theatre Company present the laugh-out-loud, heart-warming tale at Aberdeen Arts Centre from 14th-16th June

 

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