My Fair Lady
Ground-breaking, glorious and grand...
Celebrating the beloved original, Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady comes to the Regent Theatre in May 2017 under the direction of Julie Andrews.
In the show’s 60th anniversary year, Opera Australia and John Frost join forces to honour the past and bring the beloved story of Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins to a new generation of theatre audiences.
The Cinderella story about the Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle and the appealingly arrogant phoneticist, Professor Higgins, is an endearing tale that charms audiences with its warmth and vivid characters.
The clash of cultures sparks some of the theatre’s most jubilant songs and witty dialogue. The triumphant score features unforgettable numbers including Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?, On The Street Where You Live, I Could Have Danced All Night and Get Me to the Church on Time. In 1956, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s masterful retelling of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion took the world by storm. Playing the irresistible Eliza Doolittle was a young Julie Andrews, in only her second role on Broadway, a role that would catapult her into international stardom.
In a world first, Julie Andrews directs a glorious production of My Fair Lady, teaming up with the Tony Award-winning Christopher Gattelli and associates of the musical’s original designers Cecil Beaton and Oliver Smith.
A stellar cast of theatre royalty and emerging talent is showcased in this truly momentous production.
This is a theatre event not to be missed.
3 hours 15 mins, including interval
(please note, times are approximate)
Please note, throughout June the roles of Eliza Doolittle and Mrs Higgins will be played by Anna O’Byrne and Robyn Nevin. For performances from 4 July, Elisa Colla will play Eliza Doolittle and Pamela Rabe will play Mrs Higgins.
The producers of My Fair Lady cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and leave arrangements.