PYGMALION

by Bernard Shaw
2 Nov – 22 Dec 2015
 
 
2 Nov – 22 Dec 2015
Performances daily at 7.30pm, ex. Sundays

Ticket sales from 5 Oct 2015

50 minutes
20 minutes
70 minutes
approx. at 9.50 pm
 
 

Synopsis


Bernard Shaw’s masterpiece opened in the Hofburg Theatre in Vienna in 1913 and became one of the best loved classics of the 20th century, transcending cultural and language barriers across the globe. Pygmalion reached an even wider audience when it was re-worked and became the hugely successful romantic musical My Fair Lady, filmed in 1964 starring Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn.

Professor of phonetics, Henry Higgins, makes a bet with his friend, Colonel Pickering, that he can train an uneducated Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, to pass for a duchess at an ambassador’s garden party by teaching her to assume a veneer of gentility, the most important element of which, he believes, is impeccable speech. As the confirmed bachelor strives mercilessly to succeed with his unusual social experiment, Shaw examines with his trademark wit, issues of class and women’s independence and presents the audience with a delightful battle between these two iconic characters.

„I sold flowers. I didn’t sell myself. Now you’ve made a lady of me I’m not fit to sell anything else.” -Eliza
 

Cast & Creative Team


Amy Millns
Maggi-Anne Lowe

John Vernon
Tim Gibson
Elizabeth Twells
Robert Whelan
Martyn Stanbridge
Katie Evans
Diana Katis
Melissa Stanton

Philip Dart
Anthony Lamble
 
 

TIME & SETTING

London around 1910
 
There will be one interval of twenty minutes.