Booking to 27 August 2022
The first major West End revival of My Fair Lady in over two decades
The Lincoln Center Theatre production of My Fair Lady transfers to London’s West End for a limited 16-week engagement at the London Coliseum, and must end 27 August 2022.
An acclaimed cast includes rising British star Amara Okereke as Eliza Doolittle, Tony nominated actor Harry Haddon-Paton, Heather Jackson, Maureen Beattie and Sharif Afifi.
Nominated for 10 Tony Awards, this critically acclaimed production of My Fair Lady is directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher(The King and I) and features the English National Opera orchestra playing Frederick Loewe’s ravishing score.
Returning to the London stage for the first time in over 21 years, don’t miss this major new production of Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady. One of the most beloved musicals of all time, at its heart My Fair Lady is a story about class, gender and power. And it’s a musical comedy.
Performed by an outstanding company, My Fair Lady features much-loved songs including such classics as “I Could Have Danced All Night”, “The Rain in Spain”, “Get Me to the Church”, “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” and “On the Street Where You Live.”
The original 1956 Broadway production starring Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews won six Tony Awards including Best Musical and was hailed by The New York Times as “one of the best musicals of the century”. The film adaptation starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison continues to be one of the most cherished musical films of all time.
My Fair Lady is booking until 27 August 2022 at the London Coliseum.
What is My Fair Lady about?
Based on George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion, My Fair Lady tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a ‘proper lady’. But who is really being transformed?
Who is in the London cast of My Fair Lady?
The London cast of My Fair Lady features rising star Amara Okereke as Eliza Doolittle. Amara was last seen in London in the acclaimed production of Spring Awakening at the Almedia Theatre and won the Debut Award for Best Actress in a Musical for Les Misérables at the 2018 The Stage Awards. Other credits include The Boyfriend at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Oklahoma! at Chichester Festival Theatre and 13 The Musical.
Henry Higgins is played by Harry Haddon-Paton (Downton Abbey, The Crown) who reprises his Tony and Grammy Award nominated Broadway role. Henry’s mother, Mrs Higgins is played by British theatre actress Heather Jackson; Eliza’s love-sick suitor Freddy is played by Anglo-Egyptian actor Sharif Afifi; Henry’s housekeeper Mrs Pearce is played by Maureen Beattie, Stephen K Amos is Alfred P. Doolittle, and Malcolm Sinclair is 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.
Bartlett Sher reunites the original creative team of costume designer Catherine Zuber, set designer Michael Yeargan, lighting designer Donald Holder, sound designer Scott Lehrer and choreographer Christopher Gattelli. My Fair Lady, based on Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, has book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe.
Reviews of My Fair Lady★★★★ "A new West End leading lady is born in this sumptuous new production " - WestendTheatre.com
★★★★ "Fresh and sparky, with a bona fide star in Amara Okereke" - Evening Standard
★★★★ "Amara Okereke shines as Eliza Doolittle in Bartlett Sher’s glossy musical" - The Independent
"Amara Okereke flowers opposite Vanessa Redgrave" - Daily Telegraph
"Perfectly elegant" "the definition of a comforting night out at the theatre" - Guardian
Matinees: Thursday, Saturday
Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.
Vanessa Redgrave is no longer in this production.
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Children under five will not be admitted.
Venue InformationLondon Coliseum, St. Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES
Nearest Tube or Train: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line), Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line), Embankment (Northern line, Bakerloo line, District line, Circle line)
Nearest Buses: 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 23, 24, 29, 53, 77a, 88, 91, 139, 159, 176