London's My Fair Lady Extends

News   London's My Fair Lady Extends

My Fair Lady, playing at its "home" theatre of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, has announced a new six-month booking period that is now on sale.

This means tickets are available to June 28, 2003. Also announced is a special "advance booking period" covering performances up to Dec. 19, 2003, for which only groups of 15 or more can currently book.

My Fair Lady stars Alex Jennings as Professor Henry Higgins and Joanna Riding as Eliza Doolittle, with Malcolm Sinclair as Colonel Pickering and Denis Waterman as Alfred Doolittle. An engaging tale of a crotchety but gifted professor teaching a Covent Garden flower girl to speak and therefore pass herself off as an aristocrat, it contains memorable songs like "On the Street Where You Live" and "Wouldn't It be Loverly?"

This production, directed by Trevor Nunn with choreography by Matthew Bourne, was originally staged at the National Theatre before transferring to the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, where it had its original U.K. run back in the 1950's, when Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews played the lead roles.

—By Theatrenow