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VenueOld Vic Theatre
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From7th May 2008
Opened15th May 2008
To9th August 2008
PricesFrom £15.00. To £45.00.
What is currently on at Old Vic Theatre (V402)


Shaw's dramatisation of a Cockney flower girl's metamorphosis into a lady is not only a delightful fantasy but also has much to say about social class, money, spiritual freedom and womens' independence. Its combination of ideas and social comment, together with its rich comic characterization, make it one of the most enduring and entertaining of English comedies. Henry Higgins, Professor of Linguistics and confirmed bachelor, wagers that within six months he will transform flower seller, Eliza Doolittle, into a lady who can take her place in high society. Shaw's masterpiece is both brilliantly funny and a devastating critique of the English class system. This play formed the basis of "My Fair Lady".
Author George Bernard-Shaw

Archive :: production:T524510472, play:S4689, venue:V402
Current production:Work

Production details

Running time 2hrs 30mins


Producer Theatre Royal Bath
Company Peter Hall Company
Director Peter Hall
Design Simon Higlett
Lighting Peter Mumford
Costume Christopher Woods
Sound Gregory Clarke
Performer Tim Pigott-Smith (Henry Higgins)
Performer Michelle Dockery (Eliza Doolittle)
Performer Tony Haygarth (Alfred Doolittle)
Performer Pamela Miles (Mrs Eynsford Hill)
Performer Una Stubbs (Mrs Pearce)
Performer Steven Alexander (taximan/bystander)
Performer Mia Austen (bystander)
Performer Matt Barber (Freddy Eynsford)
Performer Peter Cadden (Sarcastic bystander)
Performer Mark Extance (bystander)
Performer Barbara Jefford (Mrs Higgins)
Performer James Laurenson (Colonel Pickering)
Performer Corinna Marlowe (palourmaid)
Performer Emma Noakes (Clara Eynsford Hill)

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