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Pygmalion

 

by Bernard Shaw

11th-13th January, Carnegie Hall Theatre @ 7.30pm

Tickets priced £9 (£8 concession) available from Carnegie Hall website (www.onfife.com) or phone 01383 602302

 

Pygmalion both delighted and scandalized its first audiences in 1914. A brilliantly witty reworking of the classical tale of the sculptor Pygmalion, who falls in love with his perfect female statue, it is also a barbed attack on the British class system and a statement of Shaw’s feminist views. In Shaw’s hands, the phoneticist Henry Higgins is the Pygmalion figure who believes he can transform Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower girl, into a duchess at ease in polite society. The one thing he overlooks is that his ‘creation’ has a mind of her own.