Last Updated on 28th February 2022
The Lincoln Centre’s production of Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady arrives at the London Coliseum from 7 May 2022 and initial casting has been announced.
Bartlett Sher’s award-winning production of Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady arrives at the London Coliseum in May 2022 following an acclaimed season at New York’s Lincoln Centre. My Fair Lady tickets are now on sale.
Initial casting for the eagerly awaited production has been announced with Amara Okereke starring as Eliza Doolittle. She will be joined by Harry Hadden-Paton, who is reprising the role of Henry Higgins from the Lincoln Centre season.
Also announced is stage legend Dame Vanessa Redgrave will play Mrs Higgins, her first London stage appearance since The Inheritance in 2018. Joining Vanessa will be Maureen Beattie who will play Mrs Pearce and Sharif Afifi as Freddie Eynesford-Hill. Further casting will be announced in due course.
New York’s Lincoln Center Theater’s critically acclaimed and multi-award-winning production of Lerner & Loewe’s much loved My Fair Lady will transfer to the London Coliseum for a limited summer engagement in what will be the first major West End revival of the show for 21 years. The season comes as part of the ongoing celebrated tradition of summer musicals at the London Coliseum. The perfect way to celebrate London’s theatre scene as it blossoms once more after the pandemic. Performances begin on 7 May 2022 with an opening night on 18 May 2022.
Directed by Bartlett Sher, this sublime production, which premiered in the spring of 2018 at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theater, was the winner of the Tony Award for Best Costume Design, 5 Outer Critics’ Circle Awards including Best Musical Revival, the Drama League Award for Outstanding Musical Revival, and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Musical Revival and Costume Design. The London production will feature 36 musicians from the English National Opera’s award-winning Orchestra playing Frederick Loewe’s ravishing score making it the largest orchestra in the West End.
My Fair Lady tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a “proper lady”. But who is really being transformed?
With a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe, My Fair Lady boasts a score including the classic songs “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “Get Me to the Church on Time,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,” “On the Street Where You Live,” “The Rain in Spain,” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.”
My Fair Lady runs at the London Coliseum from 7 May – 27 August 2022.
Watch this trailer from the Lincoln Centre production of My Fair Lady