A return to the Henry Higggins role

Pygmalion Milton Keynes Theatre
Pygmalion Milton Keynes Theatre

George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion comes to Milton Keynes Theatre later this month.

Alistair McGowan reprises his West End role as Henry Higgins, the self-centred professor of phonetics.

The play is well known in its musical version as My Fair Lady with songs by Lerner and Loewe.

It tells the story of how the professor makes a bet with his friend, the amiable Colonel Pickering that he can transform a Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle into asociety lady.

It is one of Shaw’s most popular plays full of wit and insight.

Alistair McGowan played the role at the Garrick Theatre in 2011. He is joined in this production by Rula Lenska as Mrs Higgins.

The role of Alfred Doolittle is taken by Jamie Foreman who appeared in the films Layer Cake and Oliver Twist and more recently played Derek Branning in EastEnders.

The role of Eliza is taken by Rachel Barry who recently appeared in Michael Grandage’s West End production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The play is on from May 27 to 31. For tickets, call Milton Keynes Theatre box office, on 0844 871 7652 or visit www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes.