My Fair Lady currently running at the London Coliseum, has entered its final weeks with its last performance on Saturday 27th August.
Bartlett Sher’s glorious multi award-winning production of Lerner & Loewe’s much loved My Fair Lady is the first major West End revival of the show for 21 years. Amara Okereke stars as Eliza Doolittle alongside Harry Hadden-Paton as Henry Higgins and Malcolm Sinclair as Colonel Pickering.
Dame Vanessa Redgrave also appears as Mrs Higgins, with Maureen Beattie as Mrs Pearce, Sharif Afifi as Freddy Eynsford-Hill, Stephen K Amos as Alfred P. Doolittle
The production features 36 musicians from the English National Opera’s award-winning orchestra playing Frederick Loewe’s ravishing score, making it the largest orchestra in the West End. The score includes 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.”
Sher’s production premiered in the spring of 2018 at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theater, winning the 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 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.”
Adapted from the play by George Bernard Shaw and the film Pygmalion by Gabriel Pascal, My Fair Lady features a script, lyrics, and music by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe.
Photos: Marc Brenner