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New staging of the classic musical comes to London.
Geoids Musical Theatre, one of London's premiere amateur theatre companies will produce the much-loved musical, marking the first London amateur staging of the show in over a decade.
Adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, the musical features book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and a score by Frederick Loewe. It tells the story of Professor Henry Higgins and his attempts to coach Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle into speaking “proper” English. Remembered thanks to the Oscar-winning film adaptation which starred Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison, it features the classic musical numbers “With A Little Bit of Luck”, “I Could Have Danced All Night”, “On the Street Where You Live” and “Get Me to the Church on Time”.
Mimi Kroll, member of the London Symphony Chorus will star in the lead role of Eliza Doolittle alongside Stephen Russell (Professor Henry Higgins), Stephen Hewitt (Colonel Pickering), Patrick Harrison (Alfred P. Doolittle), Annabel Watson (Mrs. Pearce), Ed Curry (Freddy Eynsford-Hill), Victoria Flint (Mrs. Higgins), Janet Lurie (Mrs. Eynsford-Hill), Will Howells (Professor Zoltan Karpathy) and an ensemble that includes Gabi Benton-Stace, Lesley Birch, Francesca Canty, Emma Coffey, Jordan Clarke, Rachel Coll, Tal Hewitt, Chris Hughes-Copping, Grace Iglesias-Fernández, Emily Law, Daniel Paul, Katy Robinson, Georgie Sheppard, Daisy Simpson, Ed Steward, François Vanhoutte and Sean Westwood.
The production will also include new costume designs and choreography by Lemington Ridley, a new production design by John Winters and is directed by Daniel Penfold with musical direction by Erika Gundesen.
My Fair Lady originally opened on Broadway in 1956 at the Mark Hellinger Theatre before transferring to the Broadhurst and then The Broadway Theatre, running for 2,717 performances. The West End production opened on 30 April 1958 at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. It was last seen in London at the same theatre in 2001 in a production by Cameron Mackintosh which starred Martine McCutcheon and Jonathan Pryce.
Established in 1930, Geoids Musical Theatre produces a varied programme of large productions and aims to deliver high quality shows for its audiences as well as a friendly and collaborative experience for its performers. Its 2017 season includes revivals of A Chorus Line in July and the London amateur premier of Top Hat in October at the Bridewell Theatre.
My Fair Lady is produced by: Blake Klein & Giles Burden on behalf of Geoids Musical Theatre.
Tickets for the limited run are now on sale.