Lerner and Loewe’s award-winning story of a Cockney flower girl and her journey to becoming a ‘lady’
The much-loved musical My Fair Lady, based on George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion, comes to the RPAC stage. Follow the story of the Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle, who with the help of linguistics professor, Henry Higgins, is transformed into a refined and well-spoken ‘lady’ able to take her place amongst the ranks of the British upper classes.
Set in Edwardian times, Eliza Doolittle’s unmistakable Cockney accent had kept her in the lower rungs of society where distinctions of gender and class – in other words, ‘knowing your place’ – was very much an important element of society. Eliza’s journey reflects these ideas; all beautifully captured through the wonderful lyrics and score including Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?, With a Little Bit of Luck, The Rain in Spain and I Could Have Danced All Night.