Reviews round-up of Pymalion at the Garrick Theatre, starring Rupert Everett, Kara Tointon and Diana Rigg.
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.
"Last year in Chichester I found Philip Prowse's production of Shaw's indestructible play coarse and overstated. If it has improved, it is partly because it fits more snugly into a proscenium theatre. But it is also because it has found in Kara Tointon, chiefly famous for EastEnders and Strictly Come Dancing, a luminous and refreshing Eliza."
"This certainly isn’t a great Pygmalion, and it is sad to witness Everett failing to deliver on the promise of his gilded youth. But even a second-rate Pygmalion is better than no Pygmalion at all.”
“Tointon is the real deal as his heroine – beautiful, oozing natural stage presence – and she traces, with terrific aplomb, Eliza's journey from truculent determination through heartfelt application and stung hurt to mutinous independence."
Date: 26 May 2011
Written by: WestEndTheatre
Tags: Chichester Festival Theatre, Eliza Doolittle, Garrick Theatre, George Bernard Shaw, Kara Tointon, Philip Prowse, Professor Henry Higgins, Pygmalion, Rupert Everett