OVER one hundred years after it was written, Nuffield Southampton Theatre’s radical new co-production explores one of the most celebrated comedies of the 20th Century, Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion.
After a critically acclaimed national tour this reimagined comedy arrives at Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Campus on Tuesday April 25 and runs until May 13.
‘The science of speech. That’s my profession. I can place any man within six miles. I can place him within two miles in London. Sometimes within two streets.’....
How far do accents define us? Is status still dictated by our mother tongue?
Sam Pritchard directs this ground-breaking new staging of Bernard Shaw’s acute comedy Pygmalion, a hilarious and poignant tale of two opposites, Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle, trying to find a common language.
Pygmalion is a co-production between Headlong, Nuffield Theatres Southampton and West Yorkshire Playhouse
The full cast is Alex Beckett (Henry Higgins), Ian Burfield (Alfred Doolittle), Gavi Singh Chera (Freddy Eynsford Hill), Flaminia Cinque (Mrs Pearce/Mrs Eynsford-Hill), Natalie Gavin (Eliza Doolittle), Racheal Ofori (Clara Eynsford-Hill), Liza Sadovy (Mrs Higgins), Raphael Sowole (Colonel Pickering).
Shaw’s celebrated play is recognised as one of the most enduring and perceptive of comedies. In this audacious new staging, Sam Pritchard playfully carves a contemporary world on stage using sound and video technology which examines class identity and questions how far accents and speech can define us in Britain today.
Sam Pritchard is the Associate Director (International) at the Royal Court and was winner of the JMK Award for Directors in 2012.
Pygmalion continues Headlong’s progressive work with emerging directors, giving a director in the early stages of their career the opportunity to present work on main stages across the country. This is NST's latest collaboration with Headlong, following the critically acclaimed productions of Romeo and Juliet, The Seagull, and Spring Awakening.
Pygmalion is at Nuffield Theatre Tuesday 25 April to Saturday 13 May at NST Campus, Nuffield Southampton Theatres.
Tickets: 023 8067 1771