Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw

Harrogate Theatre, 5th-7th November 2015

 

The story of Pygmalion from ancient Cyprus who created a statue so beautiful that he fell in love with it, is one of the most enduring romantic tales of all time. In Bernard Shaw’s witty version Pygmalion becomes the arrogant Henry Higgins whose transformation of the cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle into a society lady does not quite work out as simply as he comes to hope when his creation exerts her independence. Over 100 years since its London production Shaw’s play has been rarely absent from the stage; it has been filmed twice and, of course, has provided the story of the wonderful musical version, My Fair Lady.

 

Cast

Eliza Doolittle – Kelly Nevett-Brown

Henry Higgins – Dermot Hill

Colonel Pickering – John Glyn Jones

Mrs Pearce – Alex Bird

Mrs Higgins – Jenny Antram

Mrs Eynsford-Hill – Linda Baxter

Freddy Eynsford-Hill – Mark Fuller

Clara Eynsford-Hill – Lydia Brogan

Alfred Doolittle – Paul Dunstan

Parlour Maid – Hayley Firth

Ambassador – David Williams

Ambassador’s Wife – Gill McVey

 

Directed by Stuart Kellett, John Colston & Richard Naylor