BAFTA award-winning Alistair McGowan stars as Henry Higgins in this major new revival in a centenary year production of Shaw’s enduring masterpiece, directed by Tony award-winning David Grindley. Also starring Rula Lenska as Mrs Higgins, Jamie Foreman as Alfred Doolittle, Paul Brightwell as Colonel Pickering and introducing Rachel Barry as Eliza Doolittle.
Pygmalion is one of theatre’s most entertaining and beguiling explorations of gender and class and is perhaps best known as the inspiration for the musical ‘My Fair Lady’. The aristocratic and pompous Professor Henry Higgins (made famous by Rex Harrison) makes a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering that he can transform the manners and speech of Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle and pass her off as a society lady. Packed with a host of larger than life characters including Alfred Doolittle and lovelorn Freddy Eynsford-Hill, Pygmalion remains one of Shaw’s most popular plays and a classic British drama; full of his trademark wit, style and humour.