1986: My Fair Lady

 

'My Fair Lady' is a musical based upon George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, and with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe.

A chance meeting between two noted British linguists, Prof. Henry Higgins and Col. Hugh Pickering, leads to a wager - Professor Higgins bets with Pickering that he can transform unrefined, dirty Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle, into a refined Victorian lady with an aristocratic accent, and fool everyone into thinking she really is one, too!  After some hesitation, Eliza agrees to participate. Higgins succeeds, and thus young aristocrat Freddy Eynsford-Hill falls madly in love with her. But when Higgins takes all the credit and forgets to acknowledge her efforts, Eliza angrily leaves him for Freddy, and suddenly Higgins realizes he's grown accustomed to her face and can't really live without it...

 


 

Our 1986 cast is:

 

Eliza Dolittle - Alison Connell

Henry Higgins - John Danskin

Colonel Pickering - Jim Morrison

Alfred P Dolittle - Millar Young

Freddy Eynsford Hil - Tom Forsyth

Mrs Eynsford Hill - Cathie Garvie

Mrs Pearce - Julie Reid

Mrs Higgins - Nan MacDonald

Mrs Hopkins - Mary Douglas

Harry - John Fletcher

Jamie - Thomas Riddell

Zoltan Karpathy - David Wylie

Lord Boxington - Bill McDonald

Lady Boxington - Valerie Withnell

 

Director...Douglas Snedden

Musical Director...Edna McAlpine

Choreographer...Irene Langlands