My Fair Lady
About the show
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 the 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, in Sydney and Melbourne. Showbiz Christchurch is delighted to bring a stunning new production of this much loved classic back to Christchurch audiences.
My Fair Lady will be staged at the Isaac Theatre Royal from the 21st-30th of September 2023 and will feature the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.
Tickets are available through Ticketek now!
- Director: Stephen Robertson
- Musical Director: Richard Marrett
- Choreographer: Glen Harris
|Eliza Doolittle||Emily Burns|
|Henry Higgins||Michael Lee Porter|
|Colonel Pickering||Warwick Shillito|
|Freddy Eynsford-Hill||Cameron Melville|
|Alfred P. Doolittle||John Clarke|
|Queen of Transylvania||Sarah Buchanan|
|Mrs Higgins||Angela Johnson|
|Mrs Eynsford-Hill||Rebecca Boyce|
|Prof Zoltan Karpathy||Nathan Munn|
|Mrs Pearce||Libby Fraser|