New production photos of the West End revival of My Fair Lady starring Amara Okereke, Harry Hadden-Paton-Paton and Dame Vanessa Redgrave have been released.
Bartlett Sher’s blockbuster new production of Lerner & Loewe’s much loved musical began previews at the London Coliseum on 7 May and will play a limited season til 27 August, with an official opening night on 18 May.
The lead cast features Amara Okereke as Eliza Doolittle, Harry Hadden-Paton as Henry Higgins, Dame Vanessa Redgrave as Mrs Higgins, Maureen Beattie as Mrs Pearce, Sharif Afifi as Freddy Eynsford-Hill, Stephen K Amos as Alfred P. Doolittle, and Malcolm Sinclair as Colonel Pickering.
The full company is completed by 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.
The London production of My Fair Lady features 36 musicians from the English National Opera’s award-winning Orchestra, and has a score that includes the classic songs “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “Get Me to the Church on Time,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,” “On the Street Where You Live,” “The Rain in Spain,” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.”
Originally staged at New York’s Lincoln Center Theater in 2018, the show won a Tony Award for Best Costume Design, 5 Outer Critics’ Circle Awards including Best Musical Revival, the Drama League Award for Outstanding Musical Revival, and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Musical Revival and Costume Design.
The show has a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe, adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s play and Gabriel Pascal’s motion picture Pygmalion.
Photos: Marc Brenner