ADC – My Fair lady

Another Friday and it is the ADC Theatre again. Tonight we are seeing “My fair Lady” based on the book “Pygmalion” by George Bernard Shaw.

Alan Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s ‘My Fair Lady’ tells the compelling story the ‘education’ of a Miss Eliza Doolittle.

Doolittle is a fiery, intelligent young woman who works as a flower girl. She desires upward social mobility, but her strong East-End accent prevents it. She seeks the elocution lessons from a paternalistic professor of phonetics, Henry Higgins, who gradually moulds her into his ideal of womanhood. Eliza finds herself battling oppressive ideals of femininity and class and is forced to re-evaluate her sense of self.

CUMT’s production is a compelling reinterpretation of the classic tale, with an exhilarating combination of physical theatre, ensemble multi-rolling, puppetry, and Loewe’s well-loved score.