My Fair Lady
The original text
For productions of the play, see Pygmalion.
South African Productions
First done in South Africa by **.
1962: Presented by African Theatres and produced by Robert Herbert at the Empire Theatre from 2 November 1962. It played to 234 packed houses, before repeating its success in Cape Town and Durban. Cast: Diane Todd (Eliza Doolittle), David Oxley (Professor Henry Higgins), Anthony Bazell (Colonel Pickering), John Baskcomb (Alfred P. Doolittle), Minnie Love (Mrs. Higgins), Freda Wilson (Mrs. Pearce), Joan Gibson (Mrs. Eynsford-Hill), Howard Davies (Freddy Eynsford-Hill).
1977: PACT production directed by Francois Swart at the Civic Theatre, Johannesburg, from 17 November 1977. Cast: Evette Davis (Eliza Doolittle), Michael Atkinson (Professor Henry Higgins), Hugh Rouse (Colonel Pickering), Gordon Mulholland (Alfred P. Doolittle), Ann Courtneidge (Mrs. Higgins), Olive King (Mrs. Pearce), Helen Jessop (Mrs. Eynsford-Hill), Richard le Brun Powell (Freddy Eynsford-Hill).
1978: Presented by CAPAB Music at the Nico Malan Opera House, directed by Michael Atkinson opening 21 October. Musical direction by Gerry Bosman, lighting by John T. Baker. Aviva Pelham took the part of Eliza Doolittle, Michael Atkinson played Henry Higgins and some of the other cast members were Roger Dwyer, Anton Stoltz, Fitz Morley, Paddy Canavan and Ann Courtneidge.
1982: The Port Elizabeth Gilbert & Sullivan Society.
1987: Presented by NAPAC at The Natal Playhouse, The Opera, directed and choreographed by Geoffrey Sutherland, with Julie Wilson (Eliza), Michael Atkinson (Henry Higgins), Stuart Parker (Col. Pickering), Edmond Rhame (Freddy), Gordon Mulholland (Alfred P. Doolittle) and others. Graham Scott was the musical director and conductor. Sets by Andrew Botha and costumes by Dicky Longhurst.
198?: PACT Opera production directed by Francois Swart at the State Theatre, Pretoria, starring Graham Hopkins, Ian Steadman, Kate Normington, Jocelyn Broderick with Terry Lester and Graham Armitage, Maragaret Heale, Shelagh Holliday, Lynda Marshall and Barry Coleman. Musical director and conductor Graham Scott, musical numbers staged and choreographed by Geoffrey Sutherland. Décor by Andrew Botha, costumes by Dicky Longhurst, lighting by Stan Knight. Sets, costumes and choreography from the NAPAC production.
NAPAC theatre programme, 1987.
My Fair Lady theatre programme (CAPAB, 1990).
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