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Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner,
Music by Frederick Loewe
adapted from George Bernard Shawâ€™s play
and Gabriel Pascalâ€™s motion picture Pygmalion
A perfectly â€˜loverlyâ€™ musical
"An irresistibly fresh, generous and good-looking new staging ... unfailingly impressive." Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman
"It's unlikely that there will be a better production of anything, anywhere in Scotland this summer, so book your tickets now!" Alison Anderson, Perthshire Advertiser
1910: on a cold March evening in Covent Garden, the overbearing Henry Higgins, a Professor of Phonetics, encounters a young flower seller, Eliza Doolittle. Whilst appalled by Elizaâ€™s strangled vowels and missing consonants, Higgins opines that it is only her mangled English and coarse manners that separate her from the so-called Upper Classes . . .
And so results an outrageous wager between Higgins and the amiable Colonel Pickering: in just six months, Higgins promises to transform Eliza so completely that she will pass for a Duchess at the lavish Embassy Ball. But Elizaâ€™s gradual metamorphosis under Higginsâ€™s relentless tuition comes at a terrible price. Too eloquent for a flower girl, yet without the breeding and education of the aristocracy, what will become of her when the wager is over?
Lerner and Loeweâ€™s bewitching tale of a flower girlâ€™s transformation into the toast of London society is one of the greatest musicals of all time. Featuring unforgettable songs such as I Could Have Danced All Night, On The Street Where You Live, Get Me To The Church On Time and many others, this much-loved musical is sure to be a sell-out!
Featuring a large cast of actor-musicians, sumptuous costumes and a spectacular stage design, this will be a perfectly â€˜loverlyâ€™ way for you to celebrate 60 years of magic at the Theatre in the Hills.
â€œ...this thoroughly enjoyable production is one of real quality."
Robert Dawson Scott, The Times