Pygmalion

The Windsor Theatre Company’s 1140th production.

Cast & Crew

Cast

Alfred Doolittle
Bystander
Bystander
Bystander
Clara Eynsford-Hill
Colonel Pickering
Eliza Doolittle
Freddy Eynsford-Hill
Henry Higgins
Mrs Eynsford-Hill
Mrs Higgins
Mrs Pearce
Parlourmaid

Crew

Designer
Director
Production Manager
Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Carpenter
Electrician
Wardrobe Mistress

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Play description

Pygmalion is a play by George Bernard Shaw, named after a Greek mythological character. It was first presented on stage to the public in 1913.

Professor of phonetics Henry Higgins makes a bet that he can train a bedraggled Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, to pass for a duchess at an ambassador’s garden party by teaching her to assume a veneer of gentility, the most important element of which, he believes, is impeccable speech. The play is a sharp lampoon of the rigid British class system of the day and a commentary on women’s independence.

In ancient Greek mythology, Pygmalion fell in love with one of his sculptures, which then came to life.
Shaw mentioned that the character of Professor Henry Higgins was inspired by several British professors of phonetics: Alexander Melville Bell, Alexander J. Ellis, Tito Pagliardini, but above all, the cantankerous Henry Sweet.

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