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Based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion. Lerner and Loewe's multi-award winning musical became one of the greatest successes of the New York and London stages, and paved the way for the hugely popular film version in 1964. Henry Higgins, an opinionated linguistics professor and confirmed bachelor, 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. The musical includes such hits as 'I Could Have Danced All Night' and 'On The Street Where You Live'.Performers Laura Michelle Kelly (Eliza Doolittle), Anthony Andrews (Henry Higgins), Russ Abbot (Alfred Doolittle), Stephen Moore (Colonel Hugh Pickering), Michael Xavier (Freddie Eynsford-Hill), Hannah Gordon (Mrs Higgins), Valerie Cutko (Queen of Transylvania), Terry Kelly (Harry), Jill Martin (Mrs Eynsford-Hill), John Stacey (Jamie), Sevan Stephan (Zoltan Karpathy), Patsy Rowlands (Mrs Pearce), Ann Emery (Mrs Hopkins).
Book by Alan J Lerner. Lyrics Alan J Lerner. Music Frederick Loewe. Producer Royal National Theatre (in association with Cameron Mackintosh Ltd). Director Trevor Nunn. Design Anthony Ward. Choreographer Matthew Bourne. Lighting David Hersey. Sound Paul Groothuis. Other David White (Musical Supervisor). Director Nick Davies (music). Other Robert Russell Bennett (original orchestration). Other William D Brohn (Orchestrator). Other Chris Walker (dance arranger). Director David Shrubsole (assistant music).
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