Langholm company take on Me & My Girl

Glen Cavers as "Gerald". Langholm Am Dram.

Glen Cavers as "Gerald". Langholm Am Dram.

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Langholm Operatic & Dramatic Society (LAODS) are warming up their voices for a week-long run of the musical Me & My Girl at the Buccleuch Centre from March 23.

The society’s Alan Weatherstone writes that the new ‘studio’ rooms in Maxwell Place is “a great venue for rehearsing as the floor space is greater than The Buccleuch Centre stage, providing the actors with a like-for-like space to strut their stuff.”

The show is directed by Carole Ferguson and Henry Jeffrey, with Maz Burgess of Carlisle’s ‘Lets Dance’ Dance Studio in charge of choreography. Alan added: “Margaret Howe, as always, provides the accompaniment along with her endless and priceless encouragement. Full of popular songs like The Lambeth Walk, The Sun Has Got His Hat On, and the title song Me and My Girl, LAODS are sure to provide another great night at the theatre.”

The plot begins as the Harefords, a family of snobbish aristocrats, seek an heir to the 13th Earl of Hareford, only to discover a cheeky, cheerful Cockney, Bill Snibson, the old earl’s secret love-child, is the sole claimant.

To inherit the fortune, Bill must learn to speak and behave like a gentleman to satisfy the will’s executors.

Bill’s fishmonger sweetheart Sally Smith, the girl of thie title, must now compete for the new earl’s hand, against gold-digger Lady Arstone.

We all dream of winning the lottery, but L. Arthur Rose and Douglas Furber’s book reveals the strings attached, as Bill is expected to subscribe to the way of life (and wife) that goes with it.

The show starts at 2.30pm on Sunday, March 23, then 7.30pm from Monday to Saturday.

Tickets (£8) are available from 013873 81196.