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TICKETS for My Fair Lady go on sale today. Cameron Mackintosh has confirmed that the show adapted by Alan Jay Lerner from George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion ends at the National Theatre July 30, before recommencing July 21 at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
My Fair Lady is directed by National Theatre artistic director Trevor Nunn and choreographed by Adventures in Motion Pictures' Matthew Bourne. The performances of Eastenders' star Martine McCutcheon as the cockney flower girl and RSC actor Jonathon Pryce as her haughty professor of elocution secured rave reviews when the show opened a week ago.
My Fair Lady's move to Drury Lane marks a return to the show's original home where it opened in 1958 following its 1956 New York premiere. The original musical continued there for five and a half years, second only to Miss Saigon as the theatre's longest ever show.