Me and My Girl set for 2014 West End revival
A revival of musical Me and My Girl is being planned for the West End next year.
Production company Fiery Angel intends to bring the musical to London in winter 2014/15. Previously the company toured Me and My Girl around the UK in 2006 and later produced the show at Sheffield Theatres in 2010.
Fiery Angel is a co-producer of The Ladykillers, running at the Vaudeville Theatre in the West End, and also The 39 Steps at the Criterion Theatre in London.
Executive producer Edward Snape said the government’s tax reforms for entertainers, which mean producers will no longer pay National Insurance contributions on their employees’ earnings, had played a significant role in the decision to revive the musical.
Producers have predicted that the changes will result in the staging of more ambitious plays, and musicals with bigger casts.
Snape said: “What will be good [about the introduction of these changes] is, for instance, I’m contemplating producing a musical and I’ve normally been doing plays – such as The Ladykillers and The 39 Steps – and it will mean that producers will see anything that employs larger numbers as more attractive.”