“You see this creature with her kerbstone English? Well sir, in three months I could pass that girl off as a duchess at an ambassador’s garden part.”
Witness the transformation of Elisa Doolittle from flower girl to duchess in this timeless comedy about social divide, women’s rights and the “education” of the working class.
Pygmalion both delighted and scandalized its first audiences in 1914. Over one hundred years after it was written, its universally familiar characters, the egomaniac professor, the sassy flower girl and the drunkard philosopher, continue to stir roars of bitter-sweet laughter from audiences across the world.
Pygmalion remains G.B. Shaw’s most popular play. The widest audiences know it as the inspiration for the highly romanticized 1956 musical and 1964 Hollywood film My Fair Lady.
A new staging of the classic masterpiece remounted as part of the research and development for WHITE OTHER, a new project about social mobility and cultural stereotypes in post-Brexit Britain.
Written by: Bernard Shaw
Directed by: Emilia Teglia
Produced in collaboration with Tower Theatre
Supported with funding by Arts Council England
Tower Theatre, London
12 – 22 June at 7.30
Matinee: On Saturday 15 and 22 3.00 pm
National Theatre of the Faroe Islands, Tórshavn
1-3 July 7.30 pm