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Matt Lucas   Caroline Quentin
Clive Rowe   Alex Young

Relaxed Performance: Me and My Girl

Book & Lyrics by L Arthur Rose and Douglas Furber
Book revised by Stephen Fry with contributions by Mike Ockrent
Music by Noel Gay

Festival TheatreTickets
Family Friendly
Price: £15


There's one thing certain from the start
You'll find forever
You've got to follow your heart.

We're pleased to present a Relaxed Performance of our summer musical, Me and My Girl on Wednesday 25 July at 2.30pm.

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.

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

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

Caroline Quentin makes her Chichester debut as the Duchess of Dene. One of television’s most popular actors from series such as Men Behaving BadlyJonathan Creek and Dickensian, her recent stage work includes The Hypocrite (RSC) and Relative Values (West End).

This relaxed performance welcomes individuals, groups and families with children on the autistic spectrum, sensory and communication disorders, a learning disability or anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed theatre environment.

The performance and theatre will be adapted in a variety of ways to create a welcoming, less formal environment:

  • Audience members are able to leave and return to the auditorium during the performance
  • A chill-out area will be available for the duration of the performance
  • The auditorium lights will be adjusted for comfort
  • There will be a relaxed attitude to noise during the performance
  • The show’s lighting and sound levels will be adjusted 

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Cast & Creatives


Creative Team

Daniel Evans


Lez Brotherston


Alistair David


Gareth Valentine

Musical Supervisor and Musical Director

Tim Mitchell

Lighting Designer

Carolyn Downing

Sound Designer

Charlotte Sutton

Casting Director

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