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About Pygmalion

BAFTA nominee Rupert Everett (St Trinian's, An Ideal Husband)stars opposite Kara Tointon (Eastenders, Strictly Come Dancing) and Diana Rigg in this dazzling production of one of theatre's most entertaining explorations of sexual politics and class restrictions.

Egocentric Professor of Phonetics, Henry Higgins, 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.Pygmalion remains one of the most popular of George Bernard Shaw's plays, full of his trademark wit, style and provocative insights, as well as a beguiling and enduring humour. His other work includes Mrs Warren's Profession, Arms and the Man, Candida and You Never Can Tell.

Everett plays Professor Higgins, a role that will reunite him with director Philip Prowse, with whom he previously worked at Citizens' Theatre in Glasgow. Everett is perhaps best known for his film work where his credits include headmistress Camilla Fritton in the recent St Trinian's remakes, The Next Best Thing, An Ideal Husband, My Best Friend's Wedding, Dance With A Stranger and Another Country. He also features in the comedy Wild Target, directed by Jonathan Lynn, due to be released this summer.


‘There is no more STYLISH, SOPHISTICATED or SATISFYING play to be had in London'
Sunday Telegraph

‘Dame Diana Rigg is in splendid form'
Daily Express

‘The chemistry between Tointon and Everett is electrifying'
Sunday Telegraph

‘Peter Eyre is a perfect Pickering'
Daily Telegraph

‘Michael Feast is magnificent'
Daily Express

‘Kara Tointon is the real deal!'
The Independent

‘Kara Tointon lights up the West End stage. A star is born!'
Paul o'grady

‘Diana Rigg is note-perfect'
Evening standard

‘Rupert Everett is fantastic'
Heart FM

‘Diana Rigg is tremendous'
The Observer

‘Kara Tointon makes a terrific West End stage debut as Eliza Doolittle'
Daily Telegraph

‘A beautifully structured play of infinite subtlety'
Guardian

‘Philip Prowse is to be congratulated for giving a new fluency to Shaw's lines'
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