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About the Show Less...

Kara Tointon and Rupert Everett star in George Bernard Shaw's timeless classic about a cockney flower girl and the professor who tries to change her. Read More >

George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion is one of theatre’s most entertaining explorations of sexual politics and class restrictions.

Egocentric Professor of Phonetics, Henry Higgins, makes a bet with his friend, Colonel Pickering, that he can transform the manners and speech of Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle and pass her off as a society lady.

Pygmalion is one of the most popular of George Bernard Shaw’s plays, full of his trademark wit, style and provocative insights, as well as a beguiling and enduring humour. His other work includes Mrs Warren’s Profession, Arms And The Man, Candida and You Never Can Tell.

In this production of Pygmalion, Higgins is played by British star of stage and screen Rupert Everett, whose film work includes the St Trinian’s movies, An Ideal Husband, My Best Friend’s Wedding and Another Country.

Actress Kara Tointon, who plays Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion, is best known for her long-running role as Dawn in EastEnders and for winning the 2010 series of celebrity ballroom contest Strictly Come Dancing.

For more about Pygmalion at the Garrick theatre read the First Night Feature or the Big Interview with Kara Tointon.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 12/05/2011

Opening Night: 25/05/2011

Closing Night: 03/09/2011

Running time: 2h10

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Cast & Creative


Alistair McGowan, Kara Tointon, Dianna Rigg, Michael Feast, Marty Cruickshank, Peter Eyre, Helen Millar, Peter Sandys-Clarke, Roberta Taylor


Director - Philip Prowse

Producer - Duncan C. Weldon and Paul Elliott, Nica Burns and Max Weitzenhoffer for Nimax Theatres, Michael Edwards and Carole Winter for MJE Productions and the Theatre Royal Haymarket Company

Designer - Philip Prowse

Author - George Bernard Shaw

About Garrick Theatre

Charing Cross Road, London, United Kingdom WC2H 0HH

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