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“MY FAIR LADY”
AS IT ENTERS ITS THIRD YEAR
AT THE THEATRE ROYAL DRURY LANE FROM MONDAY 10 MARCH
Anthony Andrews, Laura Michelle Kelly and Russ Abbot will take over the starring roles of ‘Professor Henry Higgins’, ‘Eliza Doolittle’ and ‘Alfred P Doolittle’ in Cameron Mackintosh’s smash-hit production of “MY FAIR LADY” at The Theatre Royal Drury Lane on Monday 10 March. Anthony Andrews received worldwide recognition for his award-winning performance as ‘Sebastian Flyte’ in “Brideshead Revisited”. His other television credits include “Love In a Cold Climate”, “Upstairs, Downstairs” and “The Duchess of Duke Street”. He has made many films, and his theatre credits include West End and Royal National Theatre productions. Laura Michelle Kelly starred in the West End musicals “Mamma Mia!”, “Les Miserables” and “Whistle Down the Wind”. Russ Abbot has starred in his own television series’, including “Russ Abbot’s Madhouse” and “The Russ Abbot Show”. His West End stage work includes starring in “Little Me”, “Oliver!” and “Caught in the Net”.
At the same time, Stephen Moore will take over the role of ‘Colonel Hugh Pickering’, Hannah Gordon ‘Mrs Higgins’, Michael Xavier ‘Freddy Eynsford-Hill’ and Patsy Rowlands will return to play ‘Mrs Pearce’. Stephen Moore has recently starred in London stage productions of “The Cherry Orchard” and “An Enemy of the People”, and his many film and television credits include “Brassed Off”, “Middlemarch”, “Love on a Branch Line” and “Foyle’s War”. Hannah Gordon starred in the television series “My Wife Next Door”, “Telford’s Change”, and “Upstairs, Downstairs”, and she has worked extensively in the theatre; she fronted the recent television series “Watercolour Challenge”. Michael Xavier has been in the touring production of “Miss Saigon”. Patsy Rowlands has appeared in many West End stage productions, and her television credits include “The Cazalet Chronicles”, “The Canterbury Tales” and “Vanity Fair”. Katie Knight-Adams will play the role of ‘Eliza’ at certain performances.
Cameron Mackintosh’s production of “MY FAIR LADY”, produced in association with the Royal National Theatre, recouped its entire capitalization in a record-breaking 18 weeks after opening in the West End. This production of “MY FAIR LADY” originally opened in the Lyttelton Theatre in March 2001, where it ran for three months, before transferring to the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in July 2001. “MY FAIR LADY” opened to a record-breaking advance at Drury Lane.
“MY FAIR LADY” won three Laurence Olivier Awards last year, including ‘Outstanding Musical Production’, and has just received two Laurence Olivier Awards nominations this year, for Alex Jennings and Joanna Riding as ‘Best Actor’ and ‘Best Actress in a Musical’.
“MY FAIR LADY” has book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe and is adapted from Bernard Shaw’s play “Pygmalion” and Gabriel Pascal’s motion picture.
“MY FAIR LADY” is directed by Trevor Nunn and has choreography and musical staging by Matthew Bourne, with sets and costumes designed by Anthony Ward and lighting by David Hersey. The musical supervisor is David White and the orchestrations are by William David Brohn, with the dance-music arranged by Chris Walker. Stephen Brooker is musical director and the sound is by Paul Groothuis.
“MY FAIR LADY” is produced by Cameron Mackintosh, in association with the Royal National Theatre.
“MY FAIR LADY” is now booking until the end of June 2003.
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