Friday, 27 May 2016

Full casting announced for My Fair Lady 60th anniversary concert

WhatsOnStage have announced full casting for the 60th anniversary concert staging of My Fair Lady at St. Paul's Church in Covent Garden on Sunday 19th June.

It has been revealed that Patricia Routledge (Keeping Up Appearances) will play Mrs Higgins whilst Bradley Jaden (Wicked) will star as Freddie Eynsford-Hill. 

Sam Hiller (My Fair Lady/Phantom) will play Colonel Pickering with Rebecca Louis (Mack and Mabel) as Mrs Pearce. Joining the ensemble are Andrew Bateup, Jordan Lee Davies, Katy Hanna, Emma Harrold, Sejal Keshwala and Joe Vetch.

As previously announced, the role of Eliza Doolittle will be shared between Gina Beck (Show Boat), Alexia Khadime (Book of Mormon), Amy Lennox (Kinky Boots), Eva Noblezada (Miss Saigon), Laura Pitt-Pulford (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers) and Kara Tointon (Pygmalion). Frank Skinner will play Alfred P. Doolittle and Anthony Andrews, who starred in My Fair Lady at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, will play Henry Higgins. 

Directed by Alastair Knights with musical direction by Alex Parker, the production will include rare material cut from the original 1956 production including two new songs, 'Come To The Ball' and 'Say A Prayer For Me Tonight'. Neither song has ever been heard on the London stage.

Accompanied by an 18 piece orchestra, the concert will also feature much of Lerner and Loewe's score including 'Wouldn't It Be Loverly', 'I Could Have Danced All Night' and 'On The Street Where You Live'.

Liz Robertson, widow of playwright and lyricist Alan Jay Lerner and who starred in the 1979 London production, will narrate the concert. The staging will include classic scenes from My Fair Lady, its source material Pygmalion and excerpts from Alan Jay Lerner's autobiography The Street Where I Live.

The evening is supported by Cameron Mackintosh and produced by ebp. All proceeds from the gala will go towards the restoration of St. Paul's Church and to improve disabled access. Tickets are on sale now.

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