Noel Coward's ME AND THE GIRLS Will Make UK Stage Premiere
George Banks has been touring Europe since the end of World War Two, always with his troupe of girls. It's the 1960s now, and he's running out of steam - and fashion. But in his mind, he's still up there with the best: George Banks and His Six Bombshells!
From the inspired short story by Sir Noël Coward comes this hilarious musical comedy of the last days of vaudeville, with numbers such as 'Mad about the Boy', 'Sail Away' and 'If Love Were All' from the Coward songbook.
James Gaddas is best-known for starring as Governor Neil Grayling in ITV's Bad Girls and for West End shows including Billy Elliot, Mamma Mia and Spamalot (as King Arthur).
The piece is adapted by Richard Stirling, best-selling author of Julie Andrews: an intimate biography and the 2016 play A Princess Undone. It is directed and choreographed by Stewart Nicholls, one of the UK's more prolific directors of musicals.
Me and the Girls was adapted for television in the 1980s, starring Sir Tom Courtenay. This, however, is a Noël Coward stage premiere, in advance of further production next year.
Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds
Tuesday 10 - Saturday 14 September
Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne
Tuesday 17 - Saturday 21 September