Based on the play Pygmalion written in 1913, by George Bernard Shaw, the 1956 musical version of the story, My Fair Lady, by Lerner and Loewe tells the story of how linguistics professor, Henry Higgins, makes a bet with his newly met friend Colonel Pickering that he turn can roughly spoken Cockney flower seller Eliza Doolittle into a refined and well spoken “lady” who is able to take her place amongst the ranks of the British upper classes.
In England in the early years of the 20th century when the story is set, distinctions of gender and class- in other words, “knowing your place” was very much an important element of society. Eliza’s journey reflects these ideas - all beautifully captured through the wonderful lyrics and score.
Redlands College is bringing this musical to you on the 23, 24 and 25 May at RPAC, Middle Street Cleveland.
Ticketing information coming soon.