my fair lady 2000-crop-u54294

This Lerner and Loewe 1957 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical is based on George Bernard Shaw’s 1913 play ‘Pygmalion’ and is the basis for the 1964 Academy Award-winning film starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison.

Eliza Doolittle, a rough Cockney girl, meets Colonel Pickering and Henry Higgins in Covent Garden where she’s selling flowers. When Higgins remarks that he could help Eliza speak properly and raise her status in the community, Pickering challenges him to do so and Eliza takes him up on the offer. Though difficult and frustrating for both Eliza and Higgins at first, the lessons soon begin to work wonders, and produce results that neither predict.

The Cast List of Principal roles was as follows:

Eliza Doolittle                         Liza Woods

Professor Henry Higgins      Roger Twyman

Colonel Pickering                   Iain Cannell

Freddy Eynsford-Hill            Ashley Jones

Mrs Eynsford-Hill                  Shirley Drye

Alfred P. Doolittle                  Arthur Gamble

Mrs Pearce                              Anne Jones

Mrs Higgins                            Rebecca Smith

Professor Zoltan Karpathy   Phil Townsend

Director                      Kathy Gregory

Musical Director       Barry Pritchard

Repetiteur                 Elizabeth Cooper