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PYGMALION

by George Bernard Shaw

1 – 10 December 2022 at 8pm; Matinée: Saturday 10 December at 2.30pm

Tickets: £12 on opening night; £14 on all subsequent performances

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The original play behind the musical My Fair Lady. Pygmalion both delighted and scandalised its first audiences in 1914. A brilliantly witty reworking of the classical tale of the sculptor Pygmalion, who falls in love with his perfect female statue, it is also a barbed attack on the British class system and a statement of Shaw’s feminist views. In Shaw’s hands, the phoneticist Henry Higgins is the Pygmalion figure who believes he can transform Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower girl, into a duchess at ease in polite society. The one thing he overlooks is that his ‘creation’ has a mind of her own.

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Cast

Eliza Doolittle Lucinda Banton
Professor Henry Higgins Michael Cooke
Colonel Pickering Jeremy Taylor
Alfred Doolittle Chester Stern
Mrs Pearce Susie Timms
Mrs Higgins Nikki Packham
Mrs Eynsford-Hill   Catherine Elliott
Clara Eynsford-Hill   Lola Rush-Miller
Freddy Eynsford-Hill   Thomas Puttock
Parlourmaid   Denise Scales
Director Suzi Whittle