We are very pleased to announce that our Spring 2024 production is Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. This classic comedy will be directed by John Goodman and will be performed at the Kenton Theatre from 20th to 23rd March.
“I have created this thing out of the squashed cabbage leaves of Covent Garden; and now she pretends to play the fine lady with me.”
Eccentric phonetics expert, Henry Higgins, thinks he can pass off a poor flower girl in polite society with a few months of elocution lessons. It turns out that spirited Eliza Doolittle has a mind and personality of her own and is not willing to lose them as easily as she sheds her cockney accent. Strong characters and great wit animate this classic comedy, and the themes of social mobility and women’s empowerment are as relevant today as when Pygmalion was first performed, over a century ago. Whether you’re a lover of classic drama or a seeker of truth, this play promises an unforgettable evening.
Pygmalion spawned many adaptations for film and stage and was recently revived at the Old Vic.
Professor Henry Higgins – Peter O’Sullivan
Colonel Pickering – Mike Mungarvan
Eliza Doolittle – Christie Southwick
Alfred Doolittle – Paul Gittus
Mrs Pearce – Liz McEwen
Mrs Higgins – Eileen Pinkarchevski
Mrs Eynsford-Hill – Caroline Hopkins
Clara Eynsford- Hill – Nancy Gittus
Freddy Eynsford-Hill – Joe O’Leary
Mrs Higgins’ parlour maid – Pam Pitts-Simmons
Nepommuck – Joe O’Leary
The Ambassadress – Pam Pitts-Simmons