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Production Date:  October 1985

Directed by: John Poulson

Genre:  Comedy

Group:  BHTC

Staged:  The Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill




A bullying and smug bachelor, Professor Henry Higgins of phonetics and linguistics, makes a bet with Colonel George Pickering that he can turn an impetuous Cockney 'guttersnipe' flower girl from Convent Garden, Eliza Doolittle into a lady within six months.


To do so, he must transform her thick-accented voice, by coaching her to speak proper English with elocution lessons, teaching her manners, and drilling her so that she will be educated. At a tea party, in her first public testing, she blurts out, "Not bloody likely." However, she makes a spectacular debut at the Ambassador's reception, proving him right. In the process of teaching her, he falls in love with her, although she is attracted by an upper class gentleman named Freddy Eynsford-Hill.


This play has been adapted many times, notably the film version; My Fair Lady is probably one of the most famous;



Playwright: G Bernard Shaw

Mary Jupp

Tim Kendell

Anthony White

Tim Kendell, Terry Thompsett, 

Val Thompsett & Graham Wood

John Hurst

Jeremy Hole, Richard Griffin &

Andrew Campbell

Elizabeth Batten, Audrey Lewry,

Pam Jefferies, Nancy Forsdike,

Rebecca Muggeridge & Doreen Oakley

Joyce Figg

Jane Towell

Jan Case

Elizabeth Lorentzen & Barbara Chamberlain

Jim Towell

Clara Eynsford-Hill

Mrs Eynsford-Hill

Freddy Eynsford-Hill / Footman

Eliza Doolittle

Colonel Pickering

Professor Henry Higgins

Bystander / Guest

Bystander / Ambassador

Hostess / Bystander

Parlourmaid / Bystander

Bystander / Guest

Taxi Driver / Nepommuck

Mrs Pearce

Alfred Doolittle

Mrs Higgins



Anne Gear
Maureen Thomas

Andrew Powell

Jackie Lander

John Stallwood

Alec Gear

Peter Case

Frank Oakley

Elizabeth Batten

Norma Somerville

Pippa Stallwood

Peter Coveney

Sheila Wells

Keith Jefferies

Nancy Forsdike

Mary Jupp

Doreen Oakley

Assistant Producer

Stage Manager

Set Design

Set Construction


Technical Manager

Technical Team


Wardrobe Team






Box Office

Front of House Manager

BHTC Production Number: 133


Production, Publicity Photos & Press Cuttings

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