A new production of George Bernard Shaw’s play will open at the Old Vic Theatre from the 6th September 2023.
It has been confirmed that Richard Jones (Endgame, Katya Kabanova) will direct a new production of Pygmalion, which will run at the London theatre for a strictly limited season until the 28th October 2023.
In addition, it has been announced that the Olivier Award-winning duo of Bertie Carvel (The 47th, The Crown) and Patsy Ferran (Camp Siegfried, A Streetcar Named Desire) will star in the production as Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle. Further casting and creative team will be announced soon.
George Bernard Shaw’s classic play that is a funny, biting and subversive satire on class, follows the story of linguist Professor Henry Higgins as he attempts to transform flower girl Eliza as she has bigger ambitions for her life – but then goes onto break the mould he creates for her.
Director, Richard Jones said: ‘How lucky the director who is offered the opportunity to collaborate with the charismatic and unique Patsy Ferran and the brilliant, shape-shifting Bertie Carvel – moreover, how lucky to direct these actors in Shaw’s Pygmalion, which follows Professor Higgins’ artificial creation of a society lady who rebels against her creator. I’m very happy to return to the welcoming and supportive team at The Old Vic having been here in 2015 and 2020 with The Hairy Ape and Endgame respectively.’
Further details about the production have yet to be announced. To book tickets click here.