Me and My Girl


Writers: Douglas Furber Noel Gay


Show Information

Number of Acts
First Produced
Period, Multiple Settings, Spectacle
Time & Place
1930s, London, The Hareford estate in the English Countryside
Cast Size
Orchestra Size
Ideal for
College/University, Community Theatre, Large Cast, High School, Professional Theatre, Regional Theatre, Star Vehicle Female, Star Vehicle Male
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes young adult, adult, mature adult, elderly characters


Me and My Girl is a delightful musical comedy that originally premiered in London's West End in 1937 later revived with revisions in 1985. The 1985 revival is the version that finally came to Broadway and gained significant popularity and is the one most commonly performed today.

Set in the 1930s, Me and My Girl tells the story of Bill Snibson, a cheerful and unrefined cockney from Lambeth, who discovers he is the long-lost heir to the Hareford fortune and title. However, in order to inherit, he must conform to the aristocratic lifestyle, including giving up his girlfriend Sally Smith, whom he loves dearly. The comedic plot revolves around Bill's attempts to navigate high society while staying true to himself and his roots. His new-found aunt, Maria, the Duchess of Dene, feels that with a little grooming, Bill will be suitable to inherit the title -- and the money. However, Bill refuses to accept the title if cannot keep Sally as his girl. Eventually, Sally herself is transformed -- a la My Fair Lady -- and Bill is allowed to inherit the title and keep his girl.

The musical features memorable songs such as "The Lambeth Walk," which became a major hit and a dance craze of its time. Other popular songs include "Leaning on a Lamppost" and "Me and My Girl."

Lead Characters

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