Hexagon Theatre company return to the Cotswold Playhouse for their forthcoming production of Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. You may have enjoyed some of their recent productions there, such as After Electra or Pyrenees.
Pygmalion was first performed in 1913 but is just as thought-provoking and funny today.
Eliza Doolittle, a young flower seller, has aspirations to work in a shop. Henry Higgins is a researcher and teacher of phonetics. Colonel Pickering is a specialist in languages. A chance meeting between the three characters results in a wager that Higgins can teach Eliza and pass her off as a duchess. Pygmalion is an Edwardian study of manners where people's place in society was immediately obvious as soon as they spoke. The men know this and with Higgins's expertise and Pickering's money (and, of course, Eliza's hard work) they achieve their aim. They enjoy their game, but where does it leave Eliza?
The play will be performed from April 5th – April 7th at 7.30 pm with a matinee on Saturday 7th at 2.30 pm.
Tickets (£12) available from The Cotswold Playhouse