Ivor Novello / Dion Titheradge: And Her Mother Came, Too

Written by Colton Pometta

Stage Director

August 8, 2018

The theme of the day is ‘puns.’ Good puns in song lyrics are certainly on the decline since the first half of the 20th century and it’s a shame! “And Her Mother Came, Too” was first performed in A-Z, a 1921 British Musical Revue.

First we have a cheeky story about an ever-present and overbearing Mother-in-Law:

My car will meet her—And her mother comes, too!
It’s a two-seater—Still her mother comes, too!
At Ciro’s when I am free, at dinner, supper or tea,
She loves to shimmy with me—And her mother does, too!

The song continues down this path, and then takes a cheeky turn:

She fainted just off the tee, my darling whisper’d to me
‘Jack, dear, at last we are free!—But her mother came to!

Ba-dum ching.

And Her Mother Came, Too
Music by Ivor Novello and Lyrics by Dion Titheradge

Colton Pometta

Colton Pometta is a stage director based in Manhattan. He is currently directing the first Spanish adaptation of Adam Gwon’s Ordinary Days in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Other international directing credits include premieres of musicals in Paris and Edinburgh. In NYC, he has directed/choreographed productions, concerts and workshops at Cherry Lane, Second Stage Uptown, Primary Stages ESPA, 54 Below, Joe’s Pub and The Triad. Also a member of Actors’ Equity, SAG and The Dramatists Guild, he has performed as an opening solo act for Carol Channing, acted in regional productions, written librettos for musicals, self-produced national tours of musicals for young audiences, and adapts musicals from French to English. Regionally, his work has been seen at Rep Theater Saint Louis, Sierra Rep, Maples Rep, Townsend Opera, and Surflight Theater.  Colton has studied at RADA and is an alumnus of Circle in the Square, Interlochen, and Directors Lab West.

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    Ah so clever- they don’t wrote them like that anymore And that’s he estimable Jeremy Northam singing in the movie Gosford Park, full of other Ivor Novello classics.

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