Pygmalion Music

Pygmalion

  • Start date

    Tuesday 11 March 2014

  • End date

    Saturday 15 March 2014

  • venue

    His Majesty's Theatre

  • time

    Tuesday - Saturday 7.30pm | Matinee Thursday 2pm, Saturday 2.30pm | Audio described & captioned: Saturday 15th, 2.30pm | Signed: Thurs 13th, 7.30pm

  • age

    All

  • price

    ★£30.50 - £19.50 inc. bf | Premium seats £35.50 - £31.50 inc. bf

  • genre

    Music

Alistair McGowan as Henry Higgins in

Pygmalion

Running time 2 hours 25 minutes (including interval)

By George Bernard Shaw
Directed by David Grindley
With Rula Lenska and Jamie Foreman

A major revival of one of the best-loved plays of the 20th Century.

Alistair McGowan leads an established company of actors in a centenary year production of Shaw’s enduring masterpiece directed by Tony award-winning David Grindley.

Pygmalion is one of theatre’s most entertaining and beguiling explorations of gender and class and is perhaps best known as the inspiration for the musical ‘My Fair Lady’. The aristocratic and pompous Professor Henry Higgins (made famous by Rex Harrison) makes a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering that he can transform the manners and speech of Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle and pass her off as a society lady. Packed with a host of larger than life characters including Alfred Doolittle and lovelorn Freddy Eynsford-Hill, Pygmalion remains one of Shaw’s most popular plays and a classic British drama; full of his trademark wit, style and humour.

BAFTA award-winning Alistair McGowan stars in this major new revival of Shaw’s enduring masterpiece. He is regarded as one of the most talented people working in entertainment today; an impressionist, comic and writer he has established himself as a formidable actor in recent years receiving critical acclaim for several West End appearances including Little Shop of Horrors, for which he received an Olivier Award nomination.

Rula Lenska joins Alistair to play Mrs Higgins and Jamie Foreman will play Alfred Doolittle.  Rula is a one of our leading stage and television actors with appearances in all major TV series including her role as Claudia in Coronation Street.

Jamie Foreman has over thirty film credits to his name including Layer Cake and Polanski’s Oliver Twist.  His television credits include Derek Branning in Eastenders.

“The perfect comedy of ideas… I could have watched all night and still have watched some more“ Daily Telegraph

“Eliza Doolittle is one of the most credible and lovable working class girls ever to grace the stage“ Sunday Times

“A marvellous play“ Mail on Sunday

“Both more radical and much funnier than Lerner and Loewe’s romantic musical“ Guardian

★★ ★★ "David Grindley's brisk production of Shaw's Pygmalion at the Arts Theatre in Cambridge features a host of convincing performances" WhatsOnStage

 

Audio Described
Saturday 15 March, 2.30pm

Signed
Thursday 13 March, 7.30pm | Signer position stage left

Captioned
Saturday 15 March, 2.30pm


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