The previously announced U.K. and Ireland tour of Lincoln Center Theater’s production of My Fair Lady launches at Bradford's Alhambra Theatre September 22. The tour's initial engagement will run through October 2.
Further engagements for the tour include stops at Bradford's Alhambra Theatre, Dublin's Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Cardiff's Millennium Theatre, Edinburgh's Playhouse Theatre, Southampton's Mayflower Theatre, Birmingham's Hippodrome, and Canterbury's Marlowe Theatre.
Starring are Charlotte Kennedy as Eliza Doolittle, Michael D. Xavier as Henry Higgins, Adam Woodyatt as Alfred P. Doolittle, Heather Jackson as Mrs Higgins, John Middleton as Colonel Pickering, Lesley Garrett as Mrs Pearce, and Tom Liggins as Freddy Eynsford-Hill.
Serving in the ensemble or as swings are Dammi Aregbeshola, Bernadette Bangura, Joseph Claus, Jordan Crouch, Jamie Cruttenden, Francesca Daniella-Baker, Barry Drummond, Bethany Huckle, Emma Johnson, Sinead Kenny, Jenny Legg, Rebekah Lowings, Carl Patrick, Tom Ping, Dominique Planter, Joseph Poulton, John Stacey, Joshua Steel, Oliver Tester, Adam Vaughan, Annie Wensak, and Paul Westwood.
“Getting a chance to revisit Shaw's extraordinary story of class and privilege in a new age is a rare and special event and I am thrilled to be able to take this epic musical on tour for audiences up and down the country to enjoy," shared director Bartlett Sher in an earlier statement.
The production first premiered in 2018 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater starring Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton, Diana Rigg, and Norbert Leo Butz. The production was nominated for 10 Tony Awards, taking home a Best Costume Design nod for Catherine Zuber. It recently played a 16-week engagement at the London Coliseum.
Adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s play and Gabriel Pascal’s motion picture Pygmalion, My Fair Lady has a book and lyrics by Lerner and music by Loewe. The classic score includes “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “Get Me to the Church on Time,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,” “On the Street Where You Live,” “The Rain in Spain,” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.”
The tour features set design by Michael Yeargan, lighting by Donald Holder, sound by Marc Salzberg, hair and wigs by Tom Watson, U.K. music supervision by Gareth Valentine, musical direction by Alex Parker, musical supervision by Ted Sperling, and choreography by Christopher Gattelli.
Lerner and Loewe’s Pygmalion-inspired musical was last seen in a major London revival in 2001 from producer Cameron Mackintosh. The original Julie Andrews-led production transferred to London in 1958, going on to run for over five years.
For tickets and more information, visit MyFairLadyMusical.co.uk.