The Island Savoyards Present My Fair Lady

The Island Savoyards proudly present My Fair Lady


Based on the George Bernard Shaw play Pygmalion, the classic musical, My Fair Lady, is written by Alan Jay Lerner with music by Frederick Loewe. 


Hailed by critics for its heart and wit, the story follows Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from Professor Henry Higgins. Higgins wagers with his linguistics colleague Colonel Pickering, that he can transform Eliza into a lady and teach her to speak ‘properly’ in just six months. Through this transformation process, Eliza bewitches a young Freddy Einsford-Hill into falling in love with her, convinces a supposed linguistics expert she is royalty and forges a deep connection with both Pickering and Higgins. 


However, she finds herself in a difficult position, now too refined to go back to her old life and not with any means or desire to live life as a lady of leisure. After Higgins’ failure to acknowledge Eliza’s role in her own transformation, she leaves his home and only then does he realise how deeply he cares for her.


The Island Savoyards present My Fair Lady with a live orchestra, professionally-designed costumes and a custom-built set. Early booking is advisable.

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