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The First Night of Pygmalion

10 to 19 June 2010 at 8pm
Matinees Sunday 13 and Saturday 19 at 2pm
No show Monday 14
A comedy of bad manners by Richard Huggett

The truth about Pygmalion? The whole
truth? Nobody would believe it.

Richard Huggett's comedy traces the history of Bernard Shaw's most popular play Pygmalion, from its original inspiration through rehearsals
and finally to its successful production at His Majesty's Theatre in 1914. As told by Mrs. Patrick Campbell, the darling of the Edwardian stage who created the first Eliza; Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree, the last of England's great actor-managers; Shaw himself; and numerous other characters, all of whom are portrayed by two performers. The First Night of Pygmalion captures the sparkling wit and clash of egos for which Shaw and his circle are renowned.