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Friday, August 14, 2015


Schlesinger Theatre with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc. and in association with St Anne’s Diocesan College will present My Fair Lady. The production will be directed by William le Cordeur and runs from August 16 to 19 at Michaelhouse.

Adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s play and Gabriel Pascal’s motion picture, Pygmalion, the musical has book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe.

My Fair Lady is considered one of the greatest American musicals of all time; it’s sometimes even called the perfect musical! Set in London in 1912 in the time of the suffragettes, the height of the British Empire, class struggle, Victorian morality and music hall, this musical has warmed the hearts of theatre-loving families for generations.

Eliza Doolittle is a poor cockney flower seller who meets the upper-class professional bachelor Henry Higgins, a world famous phonetics expert. She offers to pay him to teach her to speak proper English, as he has suggested the difference in class is simply perceived by the way in which people talk. A famous love story begins with not only one song of love, but many an argument, and a completely honest story of people. We are, after all, equal in our inequality, and although it may cause much conflict, there is no story more healing than this one.

“My Fair Lady helps us to understand that humans deserve each other and that love is the equaliser. Once again the talented young ladies of St Anne’s Diocesan College team up with Michaelhouse to bring you a world class musical under the magical musical direction of Abri Venter, and staring two of his sons. You are guaranteed a musical triumph and a theatrical delight” says le Cordeur.

My Fair Lady has one show on August 16 at 14h00, thereafter running from August 17 to 19 at 19h30 in the Schlesinger Theatre, Michaelhouse. Tickets R120 booked through Mrs Angela Jonsson at or phone 033 234 1314 (weekdays between 08h00 and 13h00)