My Fair Lady announce major cast changes from 10 Mar 03

My Fair Lady announce major cast changes from 10 Mar 03

There are major cast changes in the musical My Fair Lady at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, from 10 March 2003.

Anthony Andrews will take over the role of 'Professor Henry Higgins', Laura Michelle Kelly ' Eliza Doolittle' Russ Abbot as 'Alfred Doolittle, Stephen Moore as 'Colonel Hugh Pickering' and Hannah Gordon as 'Mrs Higgins'; Michael Xavier as 'Freddy Eynsford-Hill' and Patsy Rowlands will return to play 'Mrs Pearce'.

Anthony Andrews' West End stage credits include "Ghosts" at the Comedy in 2001. He is best known as 'Sebastian Flyte' in TV's "Brideshead Revisted"

Laura Michelle Kelly's West End credits include Mamma Mia!","Les Miserables" and "Whistle Down the Wind"

Russ Abbot's West End credits include "Oliver" at the London Palladium and most recently "Caught in the Net" at the Vaudeville. His TV work includes his own TV series "Russ Abbot's Madhouse" and "The Russ Abbot Show".

Stephen Moore's London stage credits include "An Enemy of thre People" at the National in 1997.

"My Fair Lady", which music by Frederick Loewe, book & lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner based on "Pygmalion" by Bernard Shaw, won three Laurence Olivier Awards last year, including 'Outstanding Musical Production'.

Cameron Mackintosh's production of My Fair Lady, produced in association with the Royal National Theatre, originally opened in the Lyttelton Theatre in March 2001, where it ran for three months, before transferring to the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in July 2001 where it recouped its entire capitalization in a record-breaking 18 weeks after opening in the West End..

It is directed by Trevor Nunn, designed by Anthony Ward with lighting by David Hersey and choreography by Matthew Bourne.

The story concerns Henry Higgins, an opinionated linguistics professor and confirmed bachelor, who makes a wager with a colleague that within six months he can transform a cockney flower seller, Eliza Doolittle, into a lady who can take her place in high society. He wins the bet, but doesn't bargain for the profound effect she has on his life.

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