Barnstormers – PYGMALION

Thursday, 21st April 2016 - Saturday, 23rd April 2016 - 7:30pm

TICKETS: Adults £8.00, Friends £7.50, ES40’s/Students £3.50

PYGMALION  by George Bernard Shaw
‘I sold flowers. I didn’t sell myself. Now you’ve made a lady of me I’m not fit to sell anything else’ Professor of phonetics Henry Higgins makes a bet with his friend, Colonel Pickering, that he can transform Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl, into a duchess at ease in polite society. But neither of the men is aware of how fond they will become of her, and that, although Higgins may succeed in teaching her to act and speak like a lady, she will assert her independence and adamantly refuse to be his creation…
One of George Bernard Shaw’s most loved plays, Pygmalion is the work on which the subsequent musical comedy ‘My Fair Lady’ is based. But the two works have important differences. While there are many parallel scenes and even some precise lines of dialogue, the play is more witty and insightful and explores moral and social issues that remain with us today.