My Fair Lady revival to play Leicester Curve this Christmas

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Leicester’s Curve theatre is gearing up for a festive season to remember with the announcement of its new Made at Curve production of the beloved musical, My Fair Lady.

The show, featuring the timeless music and lyrics of Lerner and Loewe, is set to run from 23 November 2024 to 4 January 2025. Tickets go on sale in February.

Directed by Curve’s own Artistic Director, Nikolai Foster, known for his acclaimed productions of Evita, A Chorus Line, and the award-winning Billy Elliot, this rendition of My Fair Lady promises to be a highlight of the theatre’s season.

This musical, an adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s 1913 play Pygmalion, first graced the Broadway stage in 1956 with stars Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews. Its popularity soared further with the Oscar-winning 1964 film adaptation featuring Harrison and Audrey Hepburn.

Curve’s Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster said: “Lerner and Loewe’s music and lyrics, matched with the words and imaginative brio of George Bernard Shaw make My Fair Lady one of the finest musicals from the traditional canon.

“It’s a show we’ve wanted to present at Curve for many years and we are thrilled Christmas ‘24 will be made magical by Shaw’s glittering crew of eccentric characters and some of the most wonderful songs ever written for a musical comedy. And at the centre of it all is Eliza Doolittle, surely one of the most inspiring characters ever to have leapt from the imagination of a writer.

“It’s the perfect Curve Christmas show and we look forward to audiences being enchanted and electrified by this timeless story.”

My Fair Lady tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower seller from Covent Garden, who dreams of improving her station in life. Meeting the phonetics professor Henry Higgins, Eliza embarks on a journey to refine her speech and open her own flower shop. Along the way, Higgins and everyone else she meets are enchanted by her spirit and zest for life.

The production promises comedy, romance, and iconic songs like ‘The Rain in Spain’, ‘Wouldn’t It Be Loverly’, and ‘I Could Have Danced All Night’.

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About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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