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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".Performers Cush Jumbo (Eliza), Simon Robson (Henry Higgins), Terence Wilton (Colonel Pickering), Ian Bartholomew (Alfred Doolittle), Harriet Barrow, Gaye Brown, Sophie Gajewicz, Julia Hills, Howard Hutt, Ray Macallan, Sue Wallace.
Author George Bernard-Shaw. Producer Royal Exchange. Director Greg Hersov. Design Ashley Martin-Davis. Lighting Mark Jonathan. Sound Pete Rice. Other Jan Haydn Rowles (dialect coach).
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