My Fair Lady


We are currently accepting audition applications for all roles except Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle for our September 2023 Saunders and Co season of My Fair Lady.

We are seeking a cast of diverse ethnicity, builds and ages. The show is set in Edwardian London (1912) and represents all aspects of British society from the time.

We are searching for performers with star power working under the guidance of a hugely experienced creative team of Director, Stephen Robertson, Musical Director Richard Marrett and Choreographer Glen Harris.

We are also thrilled to have the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra on board for what promises to be a lavish full-scale production at the Isaac Theatre Royal.



My Fair Lady is based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe.

A Cinderella story about Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, and the appealingly arrogant phoneticist, Professor Higgins, is an endearing tale that charms audiences with its warmth and vivid characters. The clash of cultures sparks some of the theatre's most jubilant songs and witty dialogue.

The triumphant score features unforgettable numbers including 'Wouldn't It Be Loverly?', 'On The Street Where You Live', 'I Could Have Danced All Night', and 'Get Me To The Church On Time'.

The musical's 1956 Broadway production was a notable critical and popular success. It set a record for the longest run of any show on Broadway up to that time.

When My Fair Lady was first performed in Christchurch in 1962, it set the all-time record at the Theatre Royal for attendance, running for an extraordinary 171 performances, to an audience of 200,000 patrons.

The show has recently enjoyed enormous success with sold-out revival seasons on Broadway and in Sydney and Melbourne. Showbiz Christchurch is delighted to bring a stunning new production of this much-loved classic back to Christchurch audiences in 2023.



Production Dates: 21st-30th September, 2023.

Auditions : All roles except for Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins:

  • Vocal and Movement Auditions, 9th and 10th of June, 2023.
  • Recalls : Sunday, 11th of June 2023.

Rehearsal Period

  • 25th June - September 2023 (TBC)



  1. Please review our audition pack by clicking this link/button.
  2. Complete the online application form and include a current performance biography and a recent headshot.

You will receive a confirmation email from us when you submit your application. If you do not receive an email acknowledging your application within 24 hours, please check any junk/spam email folders you may have. If a confirmation hasn’t arrived, please email us at or call 03 377 7954.