Director: Trevor Nunn
Choreography: Matthew Bourne
Riding & Jonathon Pryce
Please Note: This production is not currently running.
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The Theatre Royal Drury
Lane says 'ello to 'enry 'iggins.
LERNER AND LOEWE's lyrical
masterpiece receives a full on revival from the energetic king of
choreography, Matthew Bourne. With his help director Trevor Nunn's
dab hand for feelgood musicals ad libs on Shaw's original unhappy
In this tale of bachelor linguistics professor Henry Higgins' bet
to turn a cockney flower girl into a social butterfly, everyone
comes up smelling of roses. The batchelor's wager transforms both
their lives and offers stars Joanna Riding the opportunity to shine.
This production genuinely combines the appeal of film with a real
feel for thrill of live performance . A particularly inspired moment
kicks off with a mock bull fight between Eliza and Higgins in honour
of her new found enunciation, and the exuberance of controlled chaos
is ever evident whether the cast are kicking each other or dancing
For all the scene-setting shinnanigans of continually changing locations,
there's no denying this social fairy tales' place alongside other
smash hits. Eliza shouting uncouthly at the races is a forerunner
to Pretty Woman, and there's more than a touch of the Oscar Wilde
about these jokes at the expense of high society. This show may
be an adaptation of a Motion Picture, but Shaw's notion that class
is determined by how we speak is as resonant today as a cockney
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