My Fair Lady

  • Director: Kevin Hirons
  • Musical Director: Abbie May
  • Venue: The Palace Theatre
  • Date: 09/05/2006

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Cast
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Alison AdamsEliza Doolittle
Johnathan SouthallFreddie Eynsford -Hill
Eileen ParishMrs Eynsford-Hill
Andrew Wilson-JennaColonal Pickering
Keith ParishProfessor Higgins
Pter NashGeorge
Julian BissellAlfred P Doolittle
Alan HironsJamie
Roy PerryHarry
Peal TaylorMrs Pearce
Carol CocketteMrs Hopkins
Alan BuggCharles
Jane FarringtonMrs Higgins
Myra HughesLady Boxington
Alan LeadbeaterLord Boxington
Alan BuggPoliceman
Ron HuntSir Reginald Tarington
Ann NashLady Tarrington
Peter NashDr Thermistocles
Alan SouthallZoltan Karpathy
Elizabeth Anne PeartQueen of Transalvania
Synopsis
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After the overture, the production opens at the portals of Covent Garden, where Henry Higgins is taking notes on the British dialects (Why Can't the English), notably that of Eliza Doolittle. He tells her that he and his friend, Col. Pickering, can teach her to speak like a lady so that she no longer needs to be a flower-seller, but can open her own shop, and she flirts lightly with the idea (Wouldn't it be Loverly). Later her father is seen celebrating with his friends (With a Little Bit of Luck).

The next day Eliza appears at Higgins' home to ask him to teach her proper diction, and he agrees. However her Cockney mannerisms and moralities become so exaxperating to him that he nearly gives up (I'm an Ordinary Man). She in turn, is driven to distraction by his thoughtless treatment and incessant instructions (Just You Wait). At length, however, she triumphantly learns correct pronunciation (The Rain in Spain) and they celebrate with a little dance. It is late at night, and the house keeper urges her to go to bed, but she is too exhilarated (I Could Have Danced All Night).

Soon after, at the Ascot Races, Higgins introduces her to society for the first time, and she at once attracts the attention of Freddy Eynsford-Hill who follows her home, hoping to see her again (On The Street Where You Live). Finally, after months of hard work, she is ready for the big Experiment, and is taken to a splendid ball, where she succeeds brilliantly. After the ball, Higgins and Pickering are congratulating each other on their technical work, completely forgetting Eliza (You Did It). Hurt and angry, she rushes out of the house, running into Freddy. He professes his love, but she demands that he stop talking about it (Show Me). In the meantime, her father, now famous through his philosophies, decides that it is time he married the woman with whom he has been living for years, and spends one last night on the town (Get Me to the Church on Time).

The professor, awakening in the morning, discovers his guinea pig gone, and snappishly muses on the frailties of women (A Hymn to Him). He finds Eliza at last at his mother's home, where she has gone for warmth and sympathy, but she refuses his offerings of a truce (Without You). On his way back to his house, Higgins reminices about the way she has affected his life (I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face) and is sitting at home listening to recordings of her voice when she quietly enters as the curtain falls...

Songs
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OvertureOrchestra
Why Can't the English?Henry Higgins
Wouldn't It Be LoverlyEliza Doolittle
With a Little Bit of LuckAlfred Doolittle
I'm an Ordinary ManHenry Higgins
Just You WaitEliza Doolittle
The Rain In SpainHenry Higgins, Eliza Doolittle, Colonal Pickering
I Could Have Danced All NightEliza Doolittle, Mrs Pearce
Ascot GavotteCompany
On the Street Where You LiveFreddie Eynsford-Hill
The Embasy WaltzCompany
You Did ItHenry Higgins, Colonal Pickering, Mrs Pearce
Show MeEliza Doolittle, Freddie Eynsford-Hill
Get Me To the Church On TimeAlfred Doolittle, Harry, Jamie
A Hymn To HimHenry Higgins, Colonal Pickering
Without YouEliza Doolittle, Henry Higgins
I've Grown Accustomed To Her FaceHenry Higgins
Gallery
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