Bloomin’ loverly My Fair Lady to return to Bristol
PUBLISHED: 14:00 06 August 2017
An absolutely bloomin’ loverly time is in store for theatre-goers as My Fair Lady heads to the Bristol Hippodrome.
Bristol’s multi-award-winning production company BLOC will transport you from the street where you live to the flower markets of London, the racecourse at Ascot and the glittering heights of the Embassy Ball.
My Fair Lady tells the story of an Edwardian cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle’s transformation into the pride of London society after she is tutored by a cocky professor.
The 1956 musical is based on the 1919 stage play Pygmalion, written by George Bernard Shaw, and was a notable success, setting a record for the longest run of any show on Broadway at that time.
Audrey Hepburn starred in the leading role in the 1964 film version, alongside Rex Harrison as phonetics professor Henry Higgins.
It too proved to be a critical and commercial success, winning eight Academy Awards, and was named the 91st greatest American film of all time by the American Film Institute.
Musical numbers include On The Street Where You Live, Wouldn’t It Be Loverly and I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face.
Bloc Productions took Fiddler On The Roof to the Hippodrome last year, and My Fair Lady too will feature a large choral ensemble and professional orchestra.
My Fair Lady will be at the Bristol Hippodrome from September 26-30 at 7.30pm, with matinees on September 27 and 30. The 7.30pm performance on September 27 will be signed for the hard of hearing.
Tickets, priced £16.90-30.40, are available from www.atgtickets.com/venues/bristol-hippodrome or 08448 713012.
The Mercury has teamed up with the Bristol Hippodrome to offer two pairs of tickets to the show on September 26.
To enter the competition, simply answer the question below.
Or, send your answer, along with your name, address and telephone number to: My Fair Lady competition, Weston & Somerset Mercury, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare by 10am on August 11.
Usual Archant rules apply.
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