Pygmalion Programme Cover

by Bernard Shaw

Directed by Nick Johnson

April 2005

Thursday 21st at 7.45 pm
Friday 22nd at 7.45 pm
Saturday 23rd at 7.45pm

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"You squashed cabbage leaf... you incarnate insult to the English language: I could pass you off as the Queen of Sheba!"

Professor Henry Higgins takes a bet offered by a fellow linguist, Colonel Pickering, to pass off Eliza Doolittle as a Duchess within six months. There’s just a small problem - Eliza is a common Covent Garden flower seller who can barely string a coherent sentence together. Teaching Eliza to speak properly is one thing, teaching her how to be a lady is quite another.

Better known through its adaptation as the musical ‘My Fair Lady’, this classic play is a comedy of manners, written by an Irishman who was obsessed with perfecting the usage and pronunciation of the English language.

Act I

The Portico of St. Paul's Covent Garden,
11.15 pm

Act II

Professor Higgin's Laboratory, Wimpole Street,
the following morning, 11.00 am


The Drawing Room, Mrs Higgin's Flat on Chelsea Embankment,
several months and many lessons later

Act IV

Professor Higgin's Laboratory, Wimpole Street,
several months later, the night of the Ambassador's Ball, midnight

Act V

The Drawing Room, Mrs Higgin's Flat on Chelsea Embankment,
the following morning

Clara Eynsford HillShamim Rahman
Mrs Eynsford HillRose Freeland
A BystanderPaul Manel
Freddy Eynsford HillCiaran Ward
Eliza DoolittleRuth Crawford
Colonel PickeringAlan Jobson
Henry HigginsMichael Reece
A Sarcastic BystanderKirsty Lincoln
A TaximanRobert Roemer
Mrs PearcePaola Burgess
Alfred DoolittleSpencer Clayton
Mrs HigginsMargaret Johnson
ParlourmaidCatherine Walker
other partsmembers of the company
DirectorNick Johnson
Company ManagementAnne Davies
Stage ManagementRobert Roemer
assisted byAnne Davies
 Paul Manel
 Kirsty Lincoln
 Catherine Walker
PromptBetty Robertson
LightingBrian Clayfield
CostumeJenny Sparks
assisted byPaola Burgess
 Kirsty Lincoln
Set Design & ConstructionJohn Savage
 Robert Roemer
Front of HouseMike Sparks
Box OfficeBetty Burgess

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