Me And My Girl

Date 17th April 2013
Society Alyth Musical Society
Venue Alyth Town Hall
Type of Production Musical
Director Sandra Ramsay
Musical Director Colin Grant
Choreographer Kay McNab

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Author: Roger D. Buist

This year’s choice was the Lambeth Walk musical and when the band/orchestra struck up the overture, your feet began tapping to the well known song tunes, signifying an evening of enjoyment. And so it was for the company did themselves proud. Leading the frolics as Bill Snibson was Graeme Thomson, full of energy throughout his performance making him a true Jack-The-Lad character. His partner and, just as talented, was Claire Mallinson as his Cockney girl friend, Sally, bringing her personality to this role. Both players were ideally cast and bounced off each other with great ease whilst also showing their dancing talents at the same time. The pairing of Gerard Cameron as the “wet” Gerald and Belinda Kennedy, the “man-mad” Lady Jacqueline, was the cue for comic actions on stage!  Isobel McCurdy made a debonair Duchess of Dene and Alan Calder-McNicoll, a plummy-voiced Sir John, brought sophistication to their toff roles. The prancing, dancing, family solicitor, Parchester, was in the capable hands of experienced Ron Kirkpatrick. The company, plus the Pearlie dancers, brought out a real party spirit during the very boisterous Lambeth Walk when they spilled off the stage into the audience bringing the first act finale to a great climax. There were also some very nice production touches – especially in “Men Of Hareford”.