Pygmalion

By Bernard Shaw

Production synopsis This classic comedy was inspired by the Greek myth of Pygmalion, a sculptor, who makes a statue of his ideal of womanhood and then falls in love with his creation.

Shaw’s witty and comedic masterpiece is his most popular play and became the basis of the popular musical ‘My Fair Lady’.

Henry Higgins is a teacher of phonetics, who accepts a bet that simply by changing the speech of a Cockney flower seller he will be able, in six months, to pass her off as a duchess. The one thing he overlooks is that his ‘creation’ has a mind of her own.

Pygmalion may be set a century ago but the questions Shaw raises about identity, class and gender are just as relevant today.

09 Oct

16 Oct

7:45pm


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Running Time

Approximate running time 2 ½ hours, including the interval.

Accessibility

We have excellent accessibility, including a seat for a wheelchair user, a lift to the upper level and an induction loop. Please contact enquiries@gwt.org.uk should you have any questions or additional needs regarding the comfort of your visit.

Pygmalion
“Yes, you squashed cabbage leaf… you incarnate insult to the English language: I could pass you off as the Queen of Sheba.”

09 Oct

16 Oct

7:45pm


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Cast

Susanna Hook Eliza Doolittle
John Woodley Henry Higgins
Graham Johnson Colonel Pickering
Colin Hill Alfred Doolittle
Gill Grubb Mrs Higgins
Brenda Joyce Mrs Pearce
Sue Higginson Mrs Eynsford-Hill
Hannah Holland Clara Eynsford-Hill
Thomas Bassett Freddy Eynsford-Hill
Nick Fromings The Bystander
Chris Arden The Sarcastic Bystander
Jenny Simpson Mrs Higgins’ Maid
Members of the Cast Covent Garden ‘Crowd’

Crew

Sheila Arden Director
Ross Holland Stage Manager
Paul Allen Lighting
James McLeod Sound
Emma Townrow Props
Sarah Hills Props
Jean Hook Wardrobe
Rachel Stockwell Wardrobe
Dave Kerry Set Design
Dave Kerry Build Project Manager
Claire Lewis-Maclean Wigs/ Make Up

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