My Fair Lady

Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch

21/09/2023 - 30/09/2023

Production Details

Based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, music by Frederick Loewe.
Director: Stephen Robertson
Musical Director: Richard Marrett
Choreographer: Glen Harris

Showbiz Christchurch :

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, it 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. Performances daily at 7.30pm (No performance Monday);
Matinees on Saturdays at 2pm and Sunday at 4pm (no evening performance this day).

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Prices from $65-$139.50 plus booking fees.

Set Design: Harold Moot
Lighting Design: Grant Robertson
Sound Design: Ben Rentoul (Bounce NZ)
Props Design: Christy Lassen (Little Red Hen Co)

Eliza Doolittle Emily Burns
Eliza Doolittle (Alternate) Laurel Gregory
Henry Higgins Michael Lee Porter
Colonel Pickering Warwick Shillito
Freddy Eynsford-Hill Cameron Melville
Alfred P. Doolittle John Clarke
Harry Chris Goodyear
Queen of Transylvania Sarah Buchanan
Mrs Higgins Angela Johnson
Mrs Eynsford-Hill Rebecca Boyce
Prof Zoltan Karpathy Nathan Munn
Mrs Pearce Libby Fraser
Jamie Jake McKay

Male Ensemble:
Taylor Ballantyne
Daniel Harris
Nic Catto
Joshua Dickens
Oliver Davidson
Lawrence Botting
Austin Jenks
Lennox Dunn
Leon Vant Veen Gibbon

Female Ensemble:
Bianca Escobar
Anna Henderson
Lorraine Turner
Kristina Saul
Juliette Newman
Imogen Edwards
Siani Wyatt
Rylie MacGibbon
Meredith Jackson
Jane Godfrey
Holly Palmer
Ruth Bishop

Musical , Theatre ,

3 hours incl 20 min intermission

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