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|My Fair Lady to Close
- Nunn's flower girl retires
MY FAIR LADY closes at the West End's Theatre Royal Drury Lane in August. The Olivier award winning musical opened in March 2001 at the National Theatre, where it ran for three months before transferring to the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
In this version of Lerner and Loewe's lyrical masterpiece, director Trevor Nunn's dab hand for feelgood musicals ad libs on the unhappy ending that Shaw gave the play Pygmalion upon which the musical is based. Bachelor linguistics professor Henry Higgins' bet to turn a cockney flower girl into a social butterfly transforms both their lives and offers stars Joanna Riding and Alex Jennings the opportunity to shine.
Though the 2,200 seat Drury Lane will now be dark until September, producer Cameron Mackintosh has plenty in mind. Building on the success of West End successes Cats and Les Miserables, his forthcoming production promises to be a long runner. A new version of Mary Poppins could be the next film hit to take the stage by storm.