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Posted on: Saturday, 19 December 2009

Last few days to see My Fair Lady at The Playhouse Theatre in Durban

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My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady

The Playhouse Company’s star-studded 2009 staging of the classic musical My Fair Lady, presented in partnership with East Coast Radio is one of the hottest theatre tickets in Durban this Festive Season.

One of the world’s all-time box office hit shows, the much-loved musical returns to The Playhouse Opera in a sumptuous staging directed by and starring multi-award-winning Ralph Lawson, one of South Africa’s leading theatre luminaries.

This classic rags-to-riches tale stars Gina Shmukler (Chess, Unforgettable, Show Boat) and Lisa Bobbert (Abbamaniacs, My Fair Lady, Little Shop of Horrors), alternating in the lead role as Eliza Doolittle, the Cockney flower-seller who is transformed into a high society lady …

My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady

With spectacular new set designs by Andrew Botha and Stan Knight, choreography by Mark Hawkins, costumes by Neil Stuart-Harris and a stellar cast performing to the live accompaniment of the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Naum Rousine, this big-stage family entertainment is not to be missed.

Themi Venturas reprises his award-winning 2006 portrayal of the delightful reprobate, Alfred Doolittle, and Frank Graham and Cobus Venter return to their roles as Colonel Pickering and Freddie Eynsford-Hill respectively.

Adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s play and Gabriel Pascal’s movie Pygmalion, My Fair Lady boasts a superb book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner. Its score by Frederick Loewe comprises a string of hit numbers that are amongst the most enduring in the history of show business.

The musical premiered on Broadway in 1956 with Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison in the lead roles. It opened at Drury Lane in London in 1958, and has since enjoyed countless stage revivals the world over, while its 1964 movie version starring Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn has been seen by millions.

My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady

Hit numbers from the show include Why Can’t the English?, Wouldn’t It Be Luverly?, With a Little Bit o’ Luck, I’m an Ordinary Man, Just You Wait, The Rain in Spain, I Could Have Danced All Night, Ascot Gavotte, On the Street Where You Live, You Did It, Show Me, Get Me to the Church On Time, A Hymn to Him, Without You and I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.

My Fair Lady at  The Playhouse Opera until 30 December.
Booking is via the Playhouse Box Office on 031-3699596 or 031-3699540, or at Computicket on 0839158000.
Prebooked tickets range from just R80.00 to R120.00. Book now!
Special low priced performances for groups are available: contact Andre-B van Wyk on 031-369 9407.

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