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PYGMALION

You see this creature with her kerbstone English? Well sir, in three months I could pass that girl off as a duchess at an ambassador’s garden part.

Witness the transformation of Elisa Doolittle from flower girl to duchess in this timeless comedy about social divide, women’s rights and the “education” of the working class.

Pygmalion both delighted and scandalized its first audiences in 1914. Over one hundred years after it was written, its universally familiar characters, the egomaniac professor, the sassy flower girl and the drunkard philosopher, continue to stir roars of bitter-sweet laughter from audiences across the world.

Pygmalion remains G.B. Shaw’s most popular play. The widest audiences know it as the inspiration for the highly romanticized 1956 musical and 1964 Hollywood film My Fair Lady.

A new staging of the classic masterpiece remounted as part of the research and development for WHITE OTHER, a new project about social mobility and cultural stereotypes in post-Brexit Britain, performed at Tower Theatre in 2019.

Written by: Bernard Shaw
Directed by: Emilia Teglia

Produced in collaboration with Tower Theatre
Supported with funding by Arts Council England

Video by Mallytov Cocktail mallytov.com

 

Review: “Unsentimental production of Shaw’s Pygmalion”

“A strong production that is definitely worth seeing.” by Matthew Partridge for remotegoat on 13/06/19 Pygmalion, currently running at Tower Theatre’s home in Stoke Newington, is George Bernard Shaw’s most well-known play, in part due to the later musical adaptation “My Fair Lady”. However, director Emilia Teglia’s production makes it clear that the original was […]

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Q&A with Bonnie Greer

Bonnie Greer, OBE, tool part to a post-show Q&A after one of Pygmalion’s performances. Bonnie Greer is a British-American playwright, novelist, broadcaster and vice-president of the Bernard Shaw Society. As well as appearing regularly as a panellist on television programmes such as Newsnight Review and Question Time, she has also served on the boards of several leading […]

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