My Fair Lady

London theatre news: Monday 9 May 2016

Charity - Events

A charity gala is to be held at St. Pauls Church, Covent Garden, where Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins' first met, to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the original Broadway production of My Fair Lady.
60th anniversary of My Fair Lady at St. Pauls Church Covent Garden

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On June 19 2016, a host of West End Stars will gather at the iconic St. Pauls Church, Covent Garden, the location of Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins' memorable first encounter, to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the original Broadway production of one of the greatest musicals ever written, My Fair Lady.

Directed by Alastair Knights (Putting It Together St James Theatre, Kings of Broadway Palace Theatre) with Musical Direction by Alex Parker (Les Miserables Queen’s Theatre, Kings of Broadway Palace Theatre) the performance will include rare material cut from the original 1956 production and never before heard on the London stage, classic scenes from My Fair Lady, its source material Pygmalion and excerpts from Alan Jay Lerner’s autobiography The Street Where I Live.

Accompanied by an 18 piece orchestra, the concert will feature many of the classic songs of Lerner and Loewe’s timeless score including Wouldn’t It Be Loverly, I Could Have Danced All Night and On The Street Where You Live.

The role of Eliza Doolittle will be performed by multiple West End leading ladies including Gina Beck (Showboat New London Theatre, Wicked Apollo Victoria); Alexia Khadime (Winner ‘Best Supporting Actress in a Musical’ at the 2014 WhatsOnStage Awards for The Book of Mormon Prince of Wales Theatre); Amy Lennox (Nominated for a 2016 Olivier Award for her performance in Kinky Boots Adelphi Theatre); Eva Noblezada (Winner 'Best Actress in a Musical' at the 2015 WhatsOnStage Awards for Miss Saigon Prince Edward Theatre); Laura Pitt-Pulford (Nominated at the 2016 Olivier Awards for her performance in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Open Air Theatre) and Kara Tointon (Mr Selfridge ITV, The Sound of Music Live ITV).

The concert will also feature BAFTA award winner, Anthony Andrews (My Fair Lady Drury Lane, Brideshead Revised ITV) as Henry Higgins and comedian Frank Skinner as Alfred P. Doolittle.

The widow of playwright and lyricist, Alan Jay Lerner, and star of the 1979 London production, Liz Robertson will narrate.

Other casting will be announced in the near future.

The evening is supported by Sir Cameron Mackintosh and produced by ebp (Emma Brünjes Productions).

All proceeds from this charity gala will go towards the restoration of St. Paul’s Church and to improve disabled access.


St Paul's Church

Bedford St

London WC2E 9ED


June 19 2016 - 7-00pm to 10-00pm


Premium - £80 + £3.00 fee

General admission - £50 + £2.50 fee

Under 26 - sold out


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