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An immensely popular musical by [[Alan Jay Lerner]] and [[Frederick Loewe]].
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'''''My Fair Lady''''' [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Fair_Lady] is an immensely popular musical by [[Alan Jay Lerner]] and [[Frederick Loewe]]. First produced in New Haven and New York 1956, London 1958.
  
 
== The original text ==
 
== The original text ==
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Based on [[George Bernard Shaw]]'s 1913 play ''[[Pygmalion]]'' [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pygmalion_%28play%29].
  
First produced in New Haven and New York 1956, London 1958.
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'''For productions of the play, see ''[[Pygmalion]]'''''.
 
 
Based on ''[[Pygmalion]]'' by [[George Bernard Shaw]]. '''See ''[[Pygmalion]]'''''
 
 
 
  
 
== South African Productions ==
 
== South African Productions ==
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First done in South Africa by **.  
 
First done in South Africa by **.  
  
An [[African Consolidated Theatres]] production was staged in South Africa by Bob Herbert, with [[Diane Todd]] in the cast, in [1959 or 1960?]
 
  
1962: Done by [[African Theatres]] with [[Diane Todd]] and [[David Oxley]]), at the [[Empire Theatre]]. It played to 234 packed houses,  before repeating its success in Cape Town and Durban.
 
  
1963: Presented by [[African Consolidated Theatres]] at the [[Alhambra Theatre]], directed by [[Simon Montigue]].
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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]], with [[Michael Atkinson]] and [[Gordon Mulholland]] in the cast, at the [[Civic Theatre]], Johannesburg, from 17 November 1977.
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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]].
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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]].
 
 
198?: [[PACT]] Opera production directed by [[Francois Swart]] at the [[State Theatre]], Pretoria.
 
  
 
1981: Presented by [[CAPAB]] Opera at the Nico Malan Opera House, directed by [[David Matheson]], from 24 October 1981.
 
1981: Presented by [[CAPAB]] Opera at the Nico Malan Opera House, directed by [[David Matheson]], from 24 October 1981.
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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]].
 
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]].
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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.
  
 
1990: Presented by [[CAPAB]] Opera from 2 to 31 March, directed by [[Michael Atkinson]]. Costumes by [[Dicky Longhurst]], original set designs by [[Andrew Botha]] for [[NAPAC]].
 
1990: Presented by [[CAPAB]] Opera from 2 to 31 March, directed by [[Michael Atkinson]]. Costumes by [[Dicky Longhurst]], original set designs by [[Andrew Botha]] for [[NAPAC]].
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2006: Presented by The [[Playhouse Company]] at The [[Natal Playhouse]] directed by [[Steven Stead]] with [[Ralph Lawson]], [[Carol Trench]] and designs by [[Greg King]].
 
2006: Presented by The [[Playhouse Company]] at The [[Natal Playhouse]] directed by [[Steven Stead]] with [[Ralph Lawson]], [[Carol Trench]] and designs by [[Greg King]].
  
2008: [[Artscape]] Opera.
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2008: Staged by the [[Cape Town Gilbert and Sullivan Society]], directed by [[Ralph Lawson]], in the [[Artscape Theatre Centre]] in Cape Town.  
  
 
2009: The [[Port Elizabeth Gilbert & Sullivan Society]], directed by [[Paul Griffiths]]; Presented by The [[Playhouse Company]] at the [[Playhouse]], directed by [[Ralph Lawson]], from 20 November 2009.
 
2009: The [[Port Elizabeth Gilbert & Sullivan Society]], directed by [[Paul Griffiths]]; Presented by The [[Playhouse Company]] at the [[Playhouse]], directed by [[Ralph Lawson]], from 20 November 2009.
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[[Petru Wessels|Petru]] & [[Carel Trichardt]] theatre programme collection.
 
[[Petru Wessels|Petru]] & [[Carel Trichardt]] theatre programme collection.
  
''AfricaWide'' database.
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[[NELM]] catalogue.
 
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 10:48, 3 November 2018

My Fair Lady [1] is an immensely popular musical by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. First produced in New Haven and New York 1956, London 1958.

The original text

Based on George Bernard Shaw's 1913 play Pygmalion [2].

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.

1981: Presented by CAPAB Opera at the Nico Malan Opera House, directed by David Matheson, from 24 October 1981.

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.

1990: Presented by CAPAB Opera from 2 to 31 March, directed by Michael Atkinson. Costumes by Dicky Longhurst, original set designs by Andrew Botha for NAPAC.

2006: Presented by The Playhouse Company at The Natal Playhouse directed by Steven Stead with Ralph Lawson, Carol Trench and designs by Greg King.

2008: Staged by the Cape Town Gilbert and Sullivan Society, directed by Ralph Lawson, in the Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town.

2009: The Port Elizabeth Gilbert & Sullivan Society, directed by Paul Griffiths; Presented by The Playhouse Company at the Playhouse, directed by Ralph Lawson, from 20 November 2009.

Sources

NAPAC theatre programme, 1987.

My Fair Lady theatre programme (CAPAB, 1990).

Petru & Carel Trichardt theatre programme collection.

NELM catalogue.

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