Full casting has been announced for the West End revival of My Fair Lady, which opens at the London Coliseum in May 2022.
BAFTA award-winning comedian Stephen K Amos will play the role of Alfred P. Doolittle and Malcolm Sinclair will play the role of Colonel Pickering. Malcolm has performed in more than 50 theatrical productions and was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 2019 Olivier Awards for his performance in Pressure at The Ambassador’s Theatre.
They join the previously announced Amara Okereke who will star as Eliza Doolittle, Harry Hadden-Paton who reprises his performance as Henry Higgins, Dame Vanessa Redgrave who will play Mrs Higgins, Maureen Beattie who will play Mrs Pearce and Sharif Afifi who will play Freddy Eynsford-Hill.
The full company is completed with Dammi Aregbeshola, Bernadette Bangura, Joseph Claus, Jordan Crouch, Jamie Cruttenden, Francessca Daniella-Baker, Barry Drummond, Bethany Huckle, Heather Jackson, Emma Johnson, Charlotte Kennedy, Sinead Kenny, Jenny Legg, Tom Liggins, Rebekah Lowings, Carl Patrick, Tom Ping, Dominique Planter, Joseph Poulton, John Stacey, Joshua Steel, Oliver Tester, Adam Vaughan, Annie Wensak and Paul Westwood.
Bartlett Sher’s acclaimed Broadway transfer will mark the first West End revival of Lerner and Lowes classic musical in over two decades. 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.
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.
My Fair Lady is based on Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion and has book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe.