King's College add final touches to Me and My Girl.

Stage lessons: King's College students Jasmine Dilley, 17, Kaiting Stott, 17, Lyndon Hurley and Jess Spencer, 16, are learning timeless lessons of judgment in this year's stage production Me and My Girl. Picture: Morgan Hancock
Stage lessons: King's College students Jasmine Dilley, 17, Kaiting Stott, 17, Lyndon Hurley and Jess Spencer, 16, are learning timeless lessons of judgment in this year's stage production Me and My Girl. Picture: Morgan Hancock

King’s College’s annual stage production will have a change of pace this year.

After the sombre scenes of last year’s Les Miserables, years 7 to 12 students are hoping to bring humour to the stage this year with Me and My Girl. Director and classroom teacher Joanne Van Leerdam said the two-hour musical told the story of a wealthy family looking for a lost heir.

“They find him and he’s a cockney bloke living with his girlfriend off the streets of East London,” she said. “The show is about how this family solve the problem of this unsuitable heir until everyone is accepted. It’s a good, fun show with lots of jokes and one-liners. It’s not terribly well-known but it should be, it’s a good story line.” 

Ms Van Leerdam said while the musical was based in the 1930s its message was timeless.

“It’s a message of not judging people by who they are or where they’re from,” she said. “Take them at face value – it’s a message that never goes out of date.” The show runs from 7.30pm Thursday to Saturday.