Me and My Girl, Greensward Tent, Frinton Summer Theatre, until Sunday, August 18. 01255 676656.

The tent was certainly shaking at the end of the opening night of this year’s Frinton Summer Theatre musical - and it wasn’t just the high wind.

Unfortunately due to the weather, producers had to cancel Saturday’s performances of this right royal knees up of a show, so we felt doubly lucky to catch it on its first night.

Fortunately it runs until this Sunday so there is plenty of time to catch it, and catch it you must because it’s an utter delight.

Toe-tapping tunes, some hilarious slap stick moments and a gorgeous dash of West End style brings the stage to life inside the Summer Theatre big top.

During the finale, the talented cast had the audience stamping and yelping with delight as they treated us to another rendition of the show’s most famous tune, the Lambeth Walk.

Leads Josh Andrews and Eleanor Jackson positively sparkled as salt of the earth Londoners who find themselves quite literally out of their class.

Eleanor, last seen in Colchester playwright Nicola Werenowska’s Guesthouse, was adorable with a voice that could melt the iciest of hearts, while Josh’s hilarious antics were a masterclass in comedy timing, especially the scene with the ermine cloak - brilliant.

They were wonderfully supported by an ensemble cast, which included star turns by Samuel Holmes, as the family solicitor. His Gilbert & Sullivan-esque song was one of the real musical highs.

This is the second tented production at Frinton Summer Theatre and with another show taking place at the McGrigor Hall (Jeeves and Wooster, directed by Colchester’s Patrick Marlowe) you really do have to take your hat off to producer Clive Brill, and his excellent team, for pulling off another quite remarkable theatre season.

Minor quibbles were the problems with the sound, and perhaps a little too much moving around of the boxes on wheels but other than that, this is a real summer treat worth catching, even when its blowing a hooley.

Neil D’Arcy-Jones