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Bartlett Sher’s My Fair Lady confirmed for London in 2022

Bartlett Sher’s acclaimed production of My Fair Lady will open at the London Coliseum in Spring 2022.

The Broadway transfer will mark the first West End revival of Lerner and Lowes classic musical in over two decades. Tickets for My Fair Lady at the London Coliseum are now on sale.

Sher’s glorious production at the Lincoln Center Theatre in 2018 ran for over 500 performances and was nominated for 10 Tony Awards. That production starred Harry Hadden-Paton as Henry Higgins alongside Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under) in the role of Eliza Doolittle. It also featured the last stage appearance of Dame Diana Rigg as Higgin’s mothers.

Getting a chance to revisit Shaw’s extraordinary story of class and privilege in a new age, and especially for London audiences, is a rare and special event.  And I am also thrilled to be back at the ENO and the Coliseum, a perfect space for this epic musical.” said Bartlett Sher.

Casting for the London production has not been confirmed, however Sher is keen for Haddon-Paton to reprise the role if his schedule permits. At 40 years old, Haddon-Patton is one of the youngest actors to take on the role in a major West End or Broadway production, with director Bartlett Sher consciously moving away from the idea of Rex Harrison’s older paternalistic interpretation.

Harry Hadden-Paton & Lauren Ambrose in My Fair Lady
Harry Hadden-Paton & Lauren Ambrose in My Fair Lady on Broadway

My Fair Lady will play a limited 16-week engagement at the Coliseum opening on 7 May 2022 and playing through to 27 August 2022.

One of the most beloved musicals of all time, My Fair Lady premiered on Broadway in 1956 with a young Julie Andrews (The Sound of Music, Victor / Victoria) playing Eliza Doolittle opposite Rex Harrison. An instant hit on Broadway and when it transferred to London two years later, the musical continues to be revived in major theatre halls the world over. It was last staged in London by Cameron Mackintosh at the National Theatre in 2001 followed by a West End transfer to the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Avid theatre goers will remember it starred Martine McCutcheon who was lauded for her true east end performance – when she was on!

Directed by Bartlett Sher (The King and I, To Kill A Mockingbird), this sumptuous West End revival will feature the English National Opera orchestra playing Frederick Loewe’s iconic score with a smashing company performing those classic songs I Could Have Danced All NightGet Me to the Church on Time, The Rain in Spain, and I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.

My Fair Lady is based on Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion and has book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe.

My Fair Lady tickets are available to book from 7 May 2022 until 27 August 2022 at the London Coliseum.


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