A Fair Lady in Bath

PUBLISHED: 12:24 18 July 2007 | UPDATED: 11:18 24 May 2010

A STELLAR cast is appearing in the classic Pygmalion at the Theatre Royal Bath this month. Tim Pigott-Smith, Michelle Dockery and Una Stubbs star in the Bernard Shaw production, which will run until July 28. The play follows the story of the professor o

A STELLAR cast is appearing in the classic Pygmalion at the Theatre Royal Bath this month. Tim Pigott-Smith, Michelle Dockery and Una Stubbs star in the Bernard Shaw production, which will run until July 28. The play follows the story of the professor of phonetics, Henry Higgins, who makes a bet with Colonel Pickering that he can turn Cockney flower-girl, Eliza Doolittle, into a duchess. The end result is a very ladylike Miss Doolittle who is a far cry from her days in Covent Garden. Written in 1912 and based on the classical myth, Pygmalion has been enjoyed by many audiences over the years, and is probably more well-known as the much-loved musical My Fair Lady. Tim Piggott-Smith, who plays the professor, is well-known for his starring television roles, including The Jewel in the Crown and Holby Blue. His film credits include Johnny English with Rowan Atkinson and The Remains of the Day with Anthony Hopkins. Michelle Dockery, who plays Eliza, starred in the television adaptation of Terry Pratchett's Hogfather and has recently been on Dalziel and Pascoe. Una Stubbs appears as Mrs Pearce and is most famous for playing Aunt Sally in Worzel Gummidge. Tickets, priced £13.50-£29.50, are available on 01225 448844.

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