REVIEW: My Fair Lady – Pitlochry Festival Theatre
1910: on a cold March evening in Covent Garden, the overbearing Henry Higgins, a Professor of Phonetics, encounters a young flower seller, Eliza Doolittle. Whilst appalled by Eliza’s strangled vowels and missing consonants, Higgins opines that it is only her mangled English and coarse manners that separate her from the so-called Upper Classes…
And so results an outrageous wager between Higgins and the amiable Colonel Pickering: in just six months, Higgins promises to transform Eliza so completely that she will pass for a Duchess at the lavish Embassy Ball. But Eliza’s gradual metamorphosis under Higgins’s relentless tutelage comes at a terrible price.
Too eloquent for a flower girl, yet without the breeding and education of the aristocracy, what will become of her when the wager is over? Lerner and Loewe`s bewitching tale of a flower girl’s transformation into the toast of London society is one of the greatest musicals of all time.
Featuring unforgettable songs such as I Could Have Danced All Night, On The Street Where You Live, Get Me To The Church On Time and many others. This musical is always a joy and this production at Pitlochry Festival Theatre with actor/musicians was no different. Just luvverly!