Alistair McGowan talks proper posh in Pygmalion at Milton Keynes Theatre

Alistair McGowan in Pygmalion

Lord, luv a duck, if it ain’t Pygmalion, revived for a national tour.

Alistair McGowan reprises his West End role as Henry Higgins in a new production of Bernard Shaw’s best-known play which comes to Milton Keynes Theatre May 27–31.

The aristocratic and egocentric Professor of Phonetics Henry Higgins makes a bet with his friend, the amiable Colonel Pickering that he can transform the manners and speech of Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle and pass her off as a lady in society.

Packed with larger than life characters, including Alfred Doolittle and lovelorn Freddy Eynsford-Hill, Pygmalion remains one of the most popular of Bernard Shaw’s plays.

This wonderful comedy is full of Shaw’s trademark wit, style and provocative insights.

Rula Lenska joins Alistair to play Mrs Higgins and Jamie Foreman will play Alfred Doolittle.

Rising star Rachel Barry (seen recently in Michael Grandage’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream) will play Eliza.

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