The Old Vic theatre in London has announced the full cast and creative team of their major revival of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion this autumn, starring Bertie Carvel (The 47th, The Crown) and Patsy Ferran (A Streetcar Named Desire).
Joining previously announced Bertie Carvel (Professor Henry Higgins) and Patsy Ferran (Eliza Doolittle) are Lizzy Connolly (Clara Eynsford Hill), Grace Cookey-Gam (Mrs Eynsford Hill), Steven Dykes (Ensemble), Michael Gould (Colonel Pickering), Liz Jadav (Ensemble), Penny Layden (Mrs Pearce), Sylvestra Le Touzel (Mrs Higgins), John Marquez (Alfred Doolittle), Taheen Modak (Freddy Eynsford Hill), Caroline Moroney (Ensemble), Rohan Rakhit (Ensemble) and Kieran Smith (Aristid Karpathy).
The creative team joining director Richard Jones is also announced today. Pygmalion will feature Design by Stewart Laing (The Hairy Ape, Titanic), Lighting by Adam Silverman (Endgame, Màm), Sound by Tony Gayle (Sylvia, My Neighbour Totoro), Composition & Arrangement by Will Stuart (A Christmas Carol, My Neighbour Totoro), Movement by Sarah Fahie (Endgame, Alcina), Casting by Jessica Ronane CDG, Dialect by William Conacher, Voice by Charlie Hughes-D’Aeth, Costume Supervision by Sarah Bowern and Wigs, Hair and Make-Up Supervision by Keisha-Paris Banya.
The production is the first show to be announced in The Old Vic’s 2023/2024 season. Sylvia starring Beverley Knight completed its run at the theatre last Saturday; and The Old Vic’s revival of hit Tim Minchin musical Groundhog Day starring Andy Karl kicks off on 20 May 2023, running to 12 August 2023.
Pygmalion will play at The Old Vic from 06 September – 28 October 2023 with a press performance on Tuesday 19 September and will be the first show of The Old Vic’s 2023/2024 season.
Also playing during the summer at The Old Vic is kid’s show Mog The Forgetful Cat (11 to 29 July 2023), and this Christmas sees the return of their hit production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol (11 November 2023 to 6 January 2024).
Recent West End productions of Pygmalion include a Chichester Festival Theatre production which transferred to the Garrick Theatre in 2011 starring Rupert Everett, Kara Tointon, and Dame Diana Rigg. The play’s West End premiere took place at Her Majesty’s Theatre in 1914 starring Herbert Beerbohm Tree and Mrs Patrick Campbell.