MHAOS Presents: My Fair Lady
Mon 04 Mar - Sat 09 Mar 2019
£14.00 | £12.00 Concession [Monday & Tuesday Only]
Book and Lyrics by ALAN JAY LERNER | Music by FREDERICK LOEWE
Probably the greatest musical ever – awaited with fervent anticipation before its New York opening and greeted with rapturous notices, My Fair Lady has become a legend in theatre history.
Somehow Alan Lerner and Frederick Loewe contrived to create a perfect musical out of a flawless play – an achievement unmatched before or since. They retained the plot, characters and many of the lines from Shaw’s PYGMALION and arranged them with a sparkling score. Every song is a show stopper.
“Why can’t the English teach their children how to speak?” asks Professor Higgins. “This verbal class distinction by now should be antique”. And he sets out to prove that by teaching a common flower girl to speak correctly, he can pass her off anywhere as an English aristocrat. The flower girl is Eliza Doolittle, the grubby daughter of a drunken dustman.
With assiduous work the arrogant Higgins does succeed in turning his rebellious guttersnipe into an elegant debutant. But then he finds that he cannot live without her.
The lucky Cockney dances into Covent Garden, the languid gavotte of the nobs in Ascot, the glitter of the Embassy Ball, the touching exaltation of “I Could Have Dance All Night” – these are now world-famous set pieces that never lose their magic.
Everyone, everywhere, has grown accustomed to her face, but no one ever could find MY FAIR LADY anything other than one of the greatest musical shows ever conceived.
The show stopping numbers include:
Why Can’t the English?
Wouldn’t It Be Lovely?
I’m an Ordinary Man
With a Little Bit of Luck
The Rain in Spain
I Could Have Danced All Night
I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face
On the Street Where You Live
The Embassy Waltz
You Did It
Why Can’t a Woman