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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". Running time 2hrs 30minsPerformers Tim Pigott-Smith (Henry Higgins), Michelle Dockery (Eliza Doolittle), Tony Haygarth (Alfred Doolittle), Pamela Miles (Mrs Eynsford Hill), Una Stubbs (Mrs Pearce), Steven Alexander (taximan/bystander), Mia Austen (bystander), Matt Barber (Freddy Eynsford), Peter Cadden (Sarcastic bystander), Mark Extance (bystander), Barbara Jefford (Mrs Higgins), James Laurenson (Colonel Pickering), Corinna Marlowe (palourmaid), Emma Noakes (Clara Eynsford Hill).
Author George Bernard-Shaw. Producer Theatre Royal Bath. Company Peter Hall Company. Director Peter Hall. Design Simon Higlett. Lighting Peter Mumford. Costume Christopher Woods. Sound Gregory Clarke.
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