MY FAIR LADY EXTENDS TO 31st AUG 02


MY FAIR LADY EXTENDS TO 31st AUG 02

The musical My Fair Lady, has been extended by 5 months at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane Theatre. It is now taking bookings to 31st Aug 2002. (The show was originally only booking to March 02)

This production opened at the Royal National Theatre in March this year to superb reviews from the popular press: SHERIDAN MORLEY for TELETEXT says the show is "sharp and sturdy".He goes on to say, "Matthew Bourne's choreography is brilliant.."; BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, "A success to rival the National's Oklahoma!"; ROBERT GORE-LANGTON for THE DAILY EXPRESS says, "It's effortlessly enjoyable."

The show transferred to the West End in July with the originally cast, which included Martine McCutcheon (Eliza Doolittle) Alexandra Jay, Jonathan Pryce, Dennis Waterman and Nicholas Le Prevost. However, Martine McCutcheon has now left the show and is replaced by Joanna Riding from 8th Dec 01.

"My Fair Lady" has music by Frederick Loewe, book & lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner based on "Pygmalion" by Bernard Shaw.

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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