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My Fair Lady

When:

Thu 9 Apr 2009, 7:30pm
Fri 10 Apr 2009, 7:30pm
Sat 11 Apr 2009, 2:00pm
Sat 11 Apr 2009, 7:30pm
Sun 12 Apr 2009, 3:00pm

Where: The Civic, Cnr Queen & Wellesley Sts, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: Auckland Live

MY FAIR LADY is coming!

Joining star of Australian stage-and-screen, William McInnes (Blue Heelers, SeaChange, A Country Practice and recent AFI Best Actor Award winner for Unfinished Sky) as Henry Higgins and the critically-acclaimed Taryn Fiebig as Eliza is a star-studded cast that includes Robert Grubb, Ilona Rodgers and Hayden Tee.

Robert Grubb (best known in New Zealand for his starring roles in the popular television series, The Flying Doctors and in films Paradise Road, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Phar Lap, Gallipoli and My Brilliant Career) will play Eliza’s rascally father, Alfred P. Doolittle.

New Zealand theatrical legend, Ilona Rodgers (Gloss, Marlin Bay) will make her debut in this production as Higgins’ fabulously acerbic mother and society dame, Mrs. Higgins.

The cast also features one of New Zealand’s brightest young theatrical exports, Hayden Tee (Les Misérables, South Pacific, Kiss Me Kate) Freddy Eynsford-Hill, Rhys McConnochie as Colonel Picking, and Robyn Arthur as Mrs. Pearce.

Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s musical, My Fair Lady, is an adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion.

Featuring some of the most memorable Broadway hits of all time, the magic of My Fair Lady continues to endure. Few can forget ‘The Rain in Spain’, or be able to resist singing along to ‘I Could Have Danced all Night’, ‘Get Me to the Church on Time’, and ‘Wouldn’t it be Loverly’.

Transporting audiences to the lively heart of London, My Fair Lady features a delightful mix of comedy and romance. This international production comes to New Zealand after return seasons in Sydney and Melbourne and rave reviews across Australia.

With a stellar cast, extravagant sets, outstanding performances, a virtuosic chorus and a veritable fashion parade of stunning costumes – My Fair Lady is a guaranteed night of pure theatre magic.

“Faithful, enchanting production” - Sydney Morning Herald

" . . . ticks all the boxes . . . visually stunning, filled with comedy and likeable characters performed by a talented and charismatic cast” - Daily Telegraph

Directed by Stuart Maunder (Dusty, Shout!) with designs by Roger Kirk (Tony Award winner - The King and I) and Richard Roberts (Dirty Dancing, The Pirates of Penzance) this timeless tale about the making of a lady is nothing short of absolutely bloomin’ loverly - Sunday Telegraph