McGowan replaces Everett in Pygmalion 15 Aug 2011
Alistair McGowan will take over role of 'Professor Henry Higgins' from Rupert Everett, in Pygmalion, from 15 Aug 2011.
Rupert Everett will be leaving the show to start filming a BBC/HBO television series of Parade's End.
Alistair McGowan is probably best known to British audiences for The Big Impression for BBC1. His London stage credits includes Art (Wyndham’s); The Dentist in Little Shop of Horrors (Duke of York’s), Emcee in Rufus Norris’ Cabaret (Lyric).
The show includes Kara Tointon (Eliza Doolittle), Peter Eyre (Colonel Pickering), Diana Rigg (Mrs Higgins).
Pygmalion opened at the Garrick Theatre on 25 May 2011, following previews from 12 May - and booking to 3 Sep 2011.
It is directed and designed by Philip Prowse.
Egocentric Professor of Phonetics, Henry Higgins, 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.