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Pygmalion – Round-up of Reviews

May 26, 2011 

Reviews round-up of Pymalion at the Garrick Theatre, starring Rupert Everett, Kara Tointon and Diana Rigg.

Rupert Everett and Kara Tointon in Pygmalion. Photo: Alastair Muir

Rupert Everett and Kara Tointon in Pygmalion. Photo: Alastair Muir

Following a sell-out run in Chichester, George Bernard Shaw’s classic play Pygmalion comes to town starring Rupert Everett as egocentric Professor Henry Higgins and Kara Tointon (EastEnders) as Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle.

Read a round-up of Pygmalion reviews, below.

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Diana Rigg joins Rupert Everett in Pygmalion at the Garrick Theatre

March 25, 2011 

Dame Diana Rigg is to join Rupert Everett and Kara Tointon in the Chichester transfer of Pygmalion.

Dame Diana Rigg

Dame Diana Rigg

The Chichester Festival Theatre’s 2010 revival of Pygmalion, directed by Philip Prowse, is transferring to the Garrick Theatre this Spring (12 May to 3 September 2011).

Revisiting the part of Professor Henry Higgins will be stage and screen star Rupert Everett, joined by Strictly Come Dancing winner and former EastEnders actress Kara Tointon as Eliza Doolittle. George Bernard Shaw’s famous play was turned into the successful1956 musical My Fair Lady.

The play will also star Peter Eyre as Colonel Pickering, alongside Rigg as Mrs Higgins.

Diana Rigg’s credits include Hay Fever and The Cherry Orchard at Chichester, Honour, Suddenly Last Summer, Follies, All About My Mother, Mother Courage and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. She won a Tony award on Broadway for her performance in the Almeida production of Medea.

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KARA TOINTON in Pygmalion

March 9, 2011 

Strictly Come Dancing winner Kara takes to the West End stage as Eliza Doolittle

Kara Tointon. Photo: © Roy Tan

Kara Tointon. Photo: © Roy Tan

British actress Kara Tointon is on the fast-track to fame. She beat stiff competition last year on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing to be crowned the winner, and this year takes to the West End stage to play Eliza Doolittle in George Bernard Shaw’s classic play Pygmalion, alongside stage and screen star Rupert Everett as Henry Higgins.

Kara’s career to date includes some early stage work in The Sound of Music and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, but has been dominated by TV acting, including parts in Teachers, Dinotopia, Mile High, Dream Team and four years playing Dawn Swann in EastEnders.

The Chichester Festival Theatre’s 2010 revival of Pygmalion, directed by Philip Prowse, will transfer to the Garrick Theatre this Spring (12 May to 3 September 2011).

George Bernard Shaw’s famous play was turned into the successful1956 musical My Fair Lady.

Book tickets to Pygmalion at the Garrick Theatre in London

RUPERT EVERETT in Pygmalion

March 9, 2011 

Rupert Everett revisits Henry Higgins in Chichester transfer of Pygmalion

RUPERT EVERETT in PygmalionThe Chichester Festival Theatre’s 2010 revival of Pygmalion, directed by Philip Prowse, will transfer to the Garrick Theatre this Spring (12 May to 3 September 2011).

Revisiting the part of Professor Henry Higgins will be stage and screen star Rupert Everett, joined by Strictly Come Dancing winner and former EastEnders actress Kara Tointon as Eliza Doolittle. George Bernard Shaw’s famous play was turned into the successful1956 musical My Fair Lady.

Rupert Everett has had a long and eventful showbiz career that encompasses theatre, film, TV and writing novels and autobiographies.

His stage work includes Waste of Time (Citizens Theatre Glasgow), Don Juan (Glasgow and London), Chinchilla (Glasgow and London), Another Country (Greenwich Theatre and Queen’s Theatre in the West End), Mass Appeal (Lyric Hammersmith), Heartbreak House (Citizens Theatre Glasgow), The Vortex (Citizens Theatre Glasgow and Garrick), The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore (Glasgow and London), Some Sunny Day (London), and most recently playing Charles Condomine in Blithe Spirit on Broadway.

Rupert’s TV work includes The Far Pavilions, Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking, and films range from his first break-out hit, Another Country alongside Colin Firth in 1984, to Dance with a Stranger, Arthur the King, Duet for One The Comfort of Strangers, Pret-à-Porter 1994, The Madness of King George, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Shakespeare in Love, An Ideal Husband, The Importance of Being Earnest, the Shrek movies and Stardust. He is currently working on Hysteria alongside Maggie Gyllenhaal and Jonathan Pryce.

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