Director Barlett Sher brings 1913 London to life through My Fair Lady in the touring production of the same name. Based on George Bernard Shaw’s novel Pygmalion, the story focused on Eliza Doolittle’s quick rise through the classes as an experiment devised by Professor Henry Higgins.
The London Coliseum was packed to the rafters and buzzing to see the long-awaited West End transfer of Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady. Bartlett Sher’s joyous production had a highly acclaimed run on Broadway and has now opened here, with the glorious Amara Okereke in the leading role. A role that seems made for her.
This gentle but classy production of My Fair Lady at the London Coliseum has plenty to offer those looking to experience Lerner and Loewe’s musical live.
If you want to see a My Fair Lady that feels like a scene for scene remake of the film, then this production at the London Coliseum will not disappoint, but equally for anyone looking for a more contemporary resonance beneath the surface, then that is certainly here as well.
New York’s Lincoln Center Theater’s multi-award-winning production of Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY will transfer to the London Coliseum for a limited summer run.
Last week I launched a new podcast series ShenTens here, counting down my top ten favourite musicals, and today the second episode is released.
With uncertainty surrounding when theatres might be reopened, Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon selects a few musicals that she would love to see revived in London.
Broadway’s current production’s cast recording brings Alan Jay Lerner and Fredrick Loewe’s glorious score for My Fair Lady beautifully to life.
Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon picks out some of the shows on Broadway she wants most to see…
The jewel in the crown of Broadway’s golden age, My Fair Lady is masterfully revived by director Bartlett Sher and his dream team of collaborators.
Liz Robertson: One of the great things that comes with age is the knowledge that if you don’t try things now they may never come your way again.
If you enjoyed the ITV Sound of Music ‘live’ – or even if like me you thought Kara Tointon wasn’t really up to it and the whole production felt a bit clunky – you may have been struck by how both literally and metaphorically Alexander Armstrong as Max stood head and shoulders above the rest of the cast and therefore what a wonderful Professor Higgins he might make.
I’m jealous of guests attending the UK gala screening of Into the Woods tonight at London’s Curzon Mayfair cinema. Not for the celeb-spotting, paparazzi-dodging, canape-scarfing or any other red carpet reason. But simply because they get to watch this fantastic, fantastical film. Indeed, I’ll extend my envy to anyone booking to see Into the Woods this weekend or […]