Directed by Mark Sobels, and performed at The British Club on the 15th, 16th, 17th and 22nd, 23rd and 24th of September, Pygmalion is a classic comedy and tells the story of feisty cockney flower girl Eliza Dolittle and her transformation into an elegant lady by the irascible Professor Higgins.
Based on classical myth, Shaw’s Pygmalion plays on the complex business of human relationships in a social world. Phonetics Professor Henry Higgins tutors the very cockney Eliza Doolittle, not only in the refinement of speech, but also in the refinement of her manner. When the end result produces a very ladylike Miss Doolittle, the lessons learned become much more far reaching
The play is Shaw’s best-known and loved comedy and was the basis for the 1964 musical film, My Fair Lady starring Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn.
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