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Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw


About the show

Professor of phonetics Henry Higgins makes a bet that he can train a bedraggled Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, to pass for a duchess at an ambassador's garden party by teaching her to assume a veneer of gentility, the most important element of which, he believes, is impeccable speech. The play is a sharp lampoon of the rigid British class system of the day and a commentary on women's independence.


Henry HigginsJohn Ansari
professor of phonetics
Eliza DoolittleJohannah Cook
a cockney flower girl
Colonel PickeringNeil Sullivan
of the Indian army
Mrs HigginsAlison Munro
Henry’s mother
Alfred DoolittleKen Rowe
a dustman, Eliza’s father
Mrs Eynsford-HillVicky Dawes
worried about money
Clara Eynsford-HillEmma Wass
Freddie Eynsford-HillMichael Dempsey
Mrs PearceEmma Portus
Professor Higgins’s housekeeper
MaudJoanne Gillan
Mrs Higgins’s maid
HoraceMartin Nowacki
a bystander
WilfredDan Wild
another bystander
BertSteven Garner
a third bystander
MaisieJoanne Gillan
bystander number four

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