Pygmalion

Pygmalion

 

‘There is no more STYLISH, SOPHISTICATED or SATISFYING play to be had in London’
Sunday Telegraph

Dame Diana Rigg is on splendid form’
Daily Express

Peter Eyre is a perfect Pickering’
Daily Telegraph

Michael Feast is magnificent’
Daily Express

Kara Tointon is the real deal!’
The Independent
  

BAFTA nominee Rupert Everett (St Trinian’s, An Ideal Husband) starred opposite Kara Tointon (EastEnders, Strictly Come Dancing) with Diana Rigg in this dazzling production of one of theatre’s most entertaining explorations of sexual politics and class restrictions.


Egocentric Professor of Phonetics, Henry Higgins, makes a bet with his friend, Colonel Pickering, that he can transform the manners and speech of Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle and pass her off as a society lady. Pygmalion remains one of the most popular of George Bernard Shaw’s plays, full of his trademark wit, style and provocative insights, as well as a beguiling and enduring humour.

CAST INCLUDED

Henry Higgins                Rupert Everett
Eliza Doolittle                Kara Tointon
Alfred Doolittle              Michael Feast
Mrs Higgins                    Diana Rigg
Colonel Pickering          Peter Eyre
Mrs Eynsford Hill            Marty Cruickshank
Clara Eynsford Hill         Helen Millar
Freddy Eynsford Hill      Peter Sandys Clarke
Mrs Pearce                    Roberta Taylor
Ensemble                      Rebecca Birch
Ensemble                      Stuart Bowman
Ensemble                      Freya Dominic
Ensemble                      Brendan Hooper

 CREATIVE

Director/Designer           Philip Prowse
Lighting Designer          Gerry Jenkinson
Voice Coach                  Penny Dyer 

FROM 15TH AUGUST TO 3RD SEPTEMBER, THE ROLE OF
PROFESSOR HENRY HIGGINS WAS PLAYED BY ALISTAIR MCGOWAN.
RUPERT EVERETT’S FINAL PERFORMANCE WAS ON THE 13TH AUGUST 2011

12 May - 3 September 2011

Garrick Theatre

Presented by Duncan C. Weldon and Paul Elliott, Nica Burns and Max Weitzenhoffer for Nimax Theatres, Michael Edwards and Carole Winter for MJE Productions and Theatre Royal Haymarket Company present the Chichester Festival Theatre production