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Cast of MYCO in Me & My Girl

Oxford Playhouse is delighted to welcome back the Musical Youth Company of Oxford to its Main Stage.

MYCO presents a brand-new production of the musical Me and My Girl, which will be performed by its talented young cohort of local actors from Wednesday 3 to Saturday 6 April.

Described as “the happiest of musicals” with music by Noel Gay and a revised book by Stephen Fry, the award-winning group will bring an evening of song, laughter and dance to Oxford audiences.

MYCO's Caleb Gill as Gerald

The aristocratic Hareford family are seeking the legitimate heir to the family title. This turns out to be Bill, a cockney from Lambeth who loves nothing more than some rhyming slang and a party, preferably with his girl, Sally. He does his best to learn the art of being posh, but will the family ever accept him? As they try to separate him from Sally, the result can only be described as comical chaos.

With hilarious characters, witty one liners and timeless music (including Me and My Girl, The Sun Has Got His Hat On, Lambeth Walk and Leaning on A Lamp Post) this is a treat for all those who love musical comedy.

MYCO’s company of 50 talented young people bring their own imaginative twist to the production, directed by Resident Creative Director Guy Brigg MBE. Of the production, he said:

“Introducing a group of teenagers to a musical originally produced in the 1930s has been a challenge and a joy. Their energy, ideas and inspiration have helped bring a 21st century twist to the production. The company have revelled in the dance numbers and we hope our audiences enjoy watching it as much as we have enjoyed the creative process “.

The lead character of Bill Snibson is played by Dan Hayns, an A-Level student at Marlborough School. On his casting, he said:

I am delighted to be playing Bill. I have really enjoyed mastering both Guy’s great dance routines and the physical comedy that is required for this part. Bill seems to do a lot of falling over on his way to happiness with his girl! It is a huge privilege to appear on The Playhouse stage and it would not have been possible without every member of the MYCO creative team and committee who works so hard behind the scenes. Mixing rehearsals with studying has been a challenge, but it is absolutely worth it”.