My Fair Lady

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An immensely popular musical by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe.

The original text

First produced in New Haven and New York 1956, London 1958.

Based on Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. See Pygmalion

South African Productions

First done in South Africa by **.

An African Consolidated Theatres 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.

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.

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.

1982: The Port Elizabeth Gilbert & Sullivan Society.

1987: Presented by NAPAC at The Natal Playhouse, The Opera, directed and choreographed by Geoffrey Sutherland, from 12 April 1987.

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: Artscape Opera.

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.


My Fair Lady theatre programme (CAPAB, 1990).

AfricaWide database.

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