my fair lady - the show


Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Lowe

For Henry Higgins, professor of linguistics and confirmed misogynist, transforming a streeturchin into a lady is a trivial task, done to honour a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering. Until, of course, he meets the proud little cockney, Eliza Doolittle, and finds that his raw material might not be so easy to mould. Lerner and Loewe’s exuberant adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion was always destined to be a smash hit.

The irascible Henry Higgins, the irresistible Eliza Doolittle, and the glorious succession of show-stopping numbers from ‘I Could Have Danced All Night ’ to ‘Get Me to the Church On Time’ propelled this classic story into Broadway history.

Now My Fair Lady comes to Australia in a new production from the team that created The Pirates of Penzance.

Expect extravagant sets, outstanding performances, a virtuosic chorus and a veritable fashion parade of costumes.

Legend of Australian music theatre, Reg Livermore stars as Henry Higgins with one of Opera Australia’s brightest young talents, Taryn Fiebig, as Eliza. Nancye Hayes, who danced in the original Australian production at the start of her illustrious music theatre career, now joins the cast as the acerbic Mrs Higgins. This has all the ingredients for a ‘luvverly’ night in the theatre!

Director - Stuart Maunder
Set Designer - Richard Roberts
Costume Designer - Roger Kirk
Lighting Designer - Trudy Dalgleish
Choreographer - Elizabeth Hill
Reg Livermore - Professor Henry Higgins
Taryn Fiebig - Eliza Doolittle
Robert Grubb - Alfred P. Doolittle
Nancye Hayes - Mrs Higgins
Matthew Robinson - Freddy Eynsford-Hill
Rhys McConnochie - Colonel Pickering
Judi Connelli - Mrs Pearce (Melbourne)
Adele Johnston - Mrs Pearce (Sydney and Canberra)

Performed in English. Running time: approximately two hours and fifty minutes with one twenty-minute interval.

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