Bristol Hippodrome to host My Fair Lady in September
PUBLISHED: 09:18 23 August 2017
A musical set in a different age will draw audiences to the Bristol Hippodrome next month and lucky Times readers can win tickets to the show.
My Fair Lady will head to the city at the end of September and Bristol’s multi-award-winning production company BLOC will unveil the flower markets of London, the racecourse at Ascot and the glittering heights of the Embassy Ball in front of your very eyes.
My Fair Lady tells the story of Edwardian flower girl Eliza Doolittle’s transformation into the pride of London society after she is tutored by a cocky professor.
The 1956 musical is based on the 1919 stage play Pygmalion, written by George Bernard Shaw, and was a notable success, setting a record for the longest run of any show on Broadway at that time.
Audrey Hepburn starred in the leading role in the 1964 film version, alongside Rex Harrison as phonetics professor Henry Higgins.
Musical numbers include On The Street Where You Live, Wouldn’t It Be Loverly and I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face.
BLOC Productions took Fiddler On The Roof to the Hippodrome last year, and My Fair Lady too will feature a large choral ensemble and professional orchestra.
My Fair Lady will be at the Bristol Hippodrome from September 26-30 at 7.30pm, with matinees at 2.30pm on September 27 and 30. The 7.30pm performance on September 27 will be signed for the hard of hearing.
Tickets, priced £16.90-30.40, are available from www.atgtickets.com/venues/bristol-hippodrome or 08448 713012.
* The Times has teamed up with the Bristol Hippodrome to offer two pairs of tickets to the show on September 26.
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