The musical will return to the West End for a strictly limited season from the 7th May.
Ahead of rehearsals starting, full casting has been announced for the London run of Bartlett Sher’s production of My Fair Lady which will begin performances at the London Coliseum on the 7th May.
Joining the previously announced Amara Okereke who will lead the cast as Eliza Doolittle, Harry Hadden-Paton who reprises his performance as Henry Higgins which he originated at the Lincoln Center in New York and for which he received Tony and Grammy award nominations, Dame Vanessa Redgrave as Mrs Higgins, Maureen Beattie who will play Mrs Pearce, Sharif Afifi who will play Freddie Eynesford-Hill, will be Stephen K Amos who will play the role of Alfred P. Doolittle and Malcolm Sinclair will play the role of Colonel Pickering.
The full company is completed by Dammi Aregbeshola, Bernadette Bangura, Joseph Claus, Jordan Crouch, Jamie Cruttenden, Francessca Daniella-Baker, Barry Drummond, Bethany Huckle, Heather Jackson, Emma Johnson, Charlotte Kennedy, Sinead Kenny, Jenny Legg, Tom Liggins, Rebekah Lowings, Carl Patrick, Tom Ping, Dominique Planter, Joseph Poulton, John Stacey, Joshua Steel, Oliver Tester, Adam Vaughan, Annie Wensak and Paul Westwood.
My Fair Lady tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a “proper lady”. But who is really being transformed?
Bartlett Sher’s production was first seen in the spring of 2018 at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theater. It won the Tony Award for Best Costume Design, five Outer Critics’ Circle Awards including Best Musical Revival, the Drama League Award for Outstanding Musical Revival, and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Musical Revival and Costume Design.
With a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe, My Fair Lady includes the classic songs “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 creative team behind this production includes: sets by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Donald Holder, sound by Marc Salzberg, original musical arrangements by Robert Russell Bennett and Phil Lang, and dance arrangements by Trude Rittmann.
My Fair Lady will run at the London Coliseum from the 7th May until the 27th August. To book tickets click here or visit: From the Box Office, Last Minute.com, London Theatre Direct, Theatre Tickets Direct or Love Theatre.com.