My Fair Lady ….. April 2005
Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner: Music by Frederick Loewe
This very well known show was given a new look with the
CODS 'in the round' approach.It was very well received and supported
by our local audience.
A Professor of phonetics, Henry Higgins is listening to the various speech patterns of the people outside St Paul's Church in Covent Garden, London.
He bumps into an old colleague, Colonel Pickering, who has long admired the work that Higgins has achieved in the field of phonetics.
Overhearing the strong cockney accent of a flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, Colonel Pickering wagers Higgins that he cannot turn Eliza from a cockney flower girl into a lady who will be accepted by the upper classes as one of their own.
Intrigued by the challenge and confident of his own ability, Higgins installs Eliza into his home and proceeds to coach her and try to turn her into the lady that Pickering has challenged.
Shaw’s Pygmalion unfolds in musical fashion ………
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