My Fair Lady Reviews
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Newest Review: ... well, although at times I wondered if he couldn’t have given it a bit more welly. My Fair Lady, and the play Pygmalion by GBS, relies on the actress playing Eliza Doolittle. It is she who plays in essence two characters. Joanna Riding is triumphant as Eliza having just the right mix of sexiness and intelligence to make her truly convincing. And she has a beautiful voice. In ... more
Customer My Fair Lady Reviews (2)
by - written on 17/02/02, updated on 17/02/02 (Very useful, 327 readings)
Lerner and Loewe’s classic musical My Fair Lady has always been a crowd pleaser. When it first played on Broadway with Rex Harrison and Julie Andrew’s in the lead roles in 1960 it became an instant classic and was soon made into an Oscar winning movie. The film saw Harrison reprising his seminal performance as Higgins but the delicious Audrey Hepburn was a less than convincing Eliza. But the film was a visual feast with Cecil Beaton creating many of the superb costumes and sets. I like the film version but I love the soundtrack of the original stage version for its verve and energy. So coming to the new National Theatre production of My Fair Lady directed by . Read the complete review
by - written on 19/12/01, updated on 19/12/01 (Very useful, 121 readings)
When I heard that Martine McCutcheon was going to play Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady in London's West End I was thrilled to bits. My favourite musical with one of my favourite performers, we just had to get tickets! We tried to get tickets earlier in the year but had no joy so we finally booked a weekend coach trip for the first weekend of December. A few weeks before we were due to go I saw a headline in the paper announcing that Martine McCutcheon was to drop out of the performance due to continued ill health. I looked at the article and found that she had decided to finish playing Eliza Doolittle on the weekend after our visit, so that was OK ... Read the complete review
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