Pygmalion - November 2009

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Post  Mike B on Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:53 am

Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw; 19th - 21st November at Hoghton Village Hall & 26th - 28th November at Hoghton Tower

Professor of Phonetics, Henry Higgins makes a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering that he can take a poor flower girl, Eliza Doolittle from the poor side and help her to be a society lady. It turns out to be not as easy as he thought, for she has a mind of her own.

The original, non-musical version of My Fair Lady, Pygmalion is a timeless classic, which should be excellently suited to the Tower setting for the last three dates.


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Director: Angela Fowler

Clara Eynsford Hill - Elaine McLachlin Mrs. Eynsford Hill - Jane Collyer Bystander 2 - Stephen Niven Bystander 1 - Barbara Niven
Freddy Eynsford Hill - Steve Catterall Professor Higgins: Paul Armitt Eliza Doolittle: Annaka Lee Col. Pickering: Brian Hoyle
Alfred Doolittle: Mark Howard Mrs. Pearce Irene Ingham Mrs. Higgins Janet Dawson
Rev. & Mrs. Birchwood - Stephen and Barbara Niven Parlourmaid Sophie Ward Clara (understudy) Kirsty Jackson


Stage Manager Lois Ward Stage Hands - James Hindle & Sam Binks Advisor Mark Howard Costumes Barbara Freeman & Oriana Hughes

Make-up - Millie Santus & Carole Brindle Set building - Graham Brindle, Paul Santus & Jeff Berry Scenery - Clive Dawson & Ian Murray

Props acquisition - Millie Santus Props (temporary) - Carol McCann Props placement - Katherine Ingham & Sandra Hampson

Publicity - Joyce Hoyle Sound and Lighting - Andrew Freeman & Mike Ward Front of house -Stephanie Murray Prompt - Val Critchley


Pygmalion - A Tour De Force

The much-loved romantic story of Eliza Doolittle, the working class Cockney flower-seller who learns to speak like a lady, takes some effort to stage properly.

The Hoghton Players' take on this Bernard Shaw play was an absolute triumph. Director Angela Fowler delivered a real Tour de Force with this delightful offering. Paul Armitt as Professor Henry Higgins was on storming form when I took my seat to watch the show in November2009, ably assisted by Brian Hoyle as his side-kick Colonel Pickering.

Most of all, a mark of 10 out of 10 must go to Annaka Lee who played Eliza, delivering her lines flawlessly. The costumes were top class, the lighting and set were excellent, and all in all, Pygmalion was a rip-roaring evening's entertainment for the lucky people who watched it during its run at Hoghton Village Hall and at Hoghton Tower. So to all the cast and the hard-working backroom staff who applied themselves so professionally to provide first-rate entertainment, take a bow. YOU all deserve it!

QJF (Quinton J. Falkus)

“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn\'t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?” - Winnie The Pooh
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