Tuesday 1 - Saturday 5 April 2014
as Henry Higgins in
By George Bernard Shaw Directed by David Grindley
With Rula Lenska and Jamie Foreman
A major revival of one of the best-loved plays of the 20th Century.
Alistair McGowan leads an established company of actors in a centenary year production of Shaw’s enduring masterpiece directed by Tony award-winning David Grindley.
Pygmalion is one of theatre’s most entertaining and beguiling explorations of gender and class and is perhaps best known as the inspiration for the musical ‘My Fair Lady’. The aristocratic and pompous Professor Henry Higgins (made famous by Rex Harrison) makes a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering that he can transform the manners and speech of Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle and pass her off as a society lady. Packed with a host of larger than life characters including Alfred Doolittle and lovelorn Freddy Eynsford-Hill, Pygmalion remains one of Shaw’s most popular plays and a classic British drama; full of his trademark wit, style and humour.
BAFTA award-winning Alistair McGowan stars in this major new revival of Shaw’s enduring masterpiece. He is regarded as one of the most talented people working in entertainment today; an impressionist, comic and writer he has established himself as a formidable actor in recent years receiving critical acclaim for several West End appearances including Little Shop of Horrors, for which he received an Olivier Award nomination. Rula Lenska joins Alistair to play Mrs Higgins and Jamie Foreman will play Alfred Doolittle. Rula is a one of our leading stage and television actors with appearances in all major TV series including her role as Claudia in Coronation Street. Jamie Foreman has over thirty film credits to his name including Layer Cake and Polanski’s Oliver Twist. His television credits include Derek Branning in Eastenders.
“The perfect comedy of ideas…I could have watched all night and still have watched some more“ Daily Telegraph
“Eliza Doolittle is one of the most credible and lovable working class girls ever to grace the stage“ Sunday Times
“A marvellous play“ Mail on Sunday
“Both more radical and much funnier than Lerner and Loewe’s romantic musical“ Guardian
Pygmalion on Tour
Tickets £15.00 - £31.00
A £1.50 transaction fee will apply for internet and phone bookings. Postage charge £1 where applicable. Booking in person at the Box Office & Group bookings carry no additional charge.
Tickets include a £1 donation to the Grand Theatre Transformation Fund.
Discounts and Concessions (please note some concessions can only be booked directly from box office).
Party 10+ £5 discount per seat, Tuesday - Thursday evenings top 3 prices only.
School Parties £4 discount per seat (one teacher seat free with every 10 sold) Tuesday - Thursday top 3 prices only.
Retired and over 60, Leeds Card Holders Students, Children and Registered Unwaged £4 discount per seat. Tuesday - Thursday evenings top 3 prices only.
Registered disabled and essential companion 50% discount per seat top 3 prices only.