Turning the clock back in KAOS’s latest production

The prinicpal cast members are pictured in rehearsals for 'Me & My Girl'.
The prinicpal cast members are pictured in rehearsals for 'Me & My Girl'.

Kirrie Town Hall is reverberating this week to the sound of ‘The Lambeth Walk’ as Kirriemuir Amateur Operatic Society (KAOS) takes to the stage with its latest production.

The group is staging the award-winning ‘Me & My Girl’ nightly this week up to Friday.

‘Me & My Girl’ tells the story of Bill, a Cockney wideboy in the 1930s who falls heir to the title of Earl of Hareford – and a new aristocratic family, who try to change his ways.

Cath Hardman, chairwoman of KAOS, said: “This musical is all about fun – and great song and dance routines.

“It’s the first time KAOS has performed this show and over the last few months of rehearsals, we’ve all enjoyed learning the song and dance routines, including the well-known numbers, ‘The Sun Has Got Its Hat On’ and ‘Leaning on A Lamp Post’.

“There are so many really funny scenes as Bill tries to adopt upper class ways and, in the meantime, risks losing his girl, Sally, while also catching the eye of the very upper class Lady Jacqueline, dream girl of the aristocratic Gerald Bolingbroke.”

The cast covers seven decades and three of the principals went to school together - although only two of them were pupils at the time

Cath added: “Ruth Doctor, who plays Sally, taught Tasmin Glass, who plays Lady Jaqueline, and Lorcan Dyer, who plays Gerald, when they were at Northmuir Primary School. This is a fabulous show by all ages and for all ages.

Tickets, costing between £6 and £9, are on sale at AB McIntosh Ironmongers, Kirriemuir.