My Fair Lady - Abingdon Operatic Society - Amey Theatre Abingdon

Date: 
9 April 2019 - 7:30pm - 13 April 2019 - 7:30pm

My Fair Lady
book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe
My Fair Lady made its debut on Broadway in 1956, with Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews in the lead roles.
Hailed by critics and audiences for its heart and its wit, My Fair Lady is a beautiful musical about transformation, patronage, gender politics and class, based on George Bernard Shaw’s play, Pygmalion.
Packed with hit songs, including ‘Wouldn’t It Be Loverly’, ‘I Could Have Danced All Night’ and ‘Get Me To The Church On Time’, this Learner and Loewe classic will give delight to both members and audience alike.
Acclaimed Professor (and confirmed bachelor) Henry Higgins makes a wager with his linguistic colleague Colonel Pickering that in six months he can pass off “gutter snipe” Eliza Doolittle as a duchess at an embassy ball.
Through arduous training, day and night, Eliza learns how to speak English “properly,” and transforms into a lady, respected and adored by all classes.
Along the way she bewitches young Freddy Einsford-Hill into falling in love with her and convinces a supposed linguistics expert, Zoltan Karpathy, that she is royalty.
When: Tue 9 – Sat 13 April 7.30pm
          + matinée on Saturday at 2:30pm
Where: The Amey Theatre in Abingdon School,
            Park Road, Abingdon, OX14 1DE
Tickets: See www.AbingdonOperatic.co.uk