Synopses & Reviews
Pygmalion remains one of the most popular stories - but mainly in the medium of the musical: the evergreen My Fair Lady. Yet much of the charm and wit comes from the words and timing in Shaw's original play. Here are the characters of Professor Higgins, his friend Colonel Pickering, and their charge, Eliza Doolittle. Directed by John Tydeman, this delightful comedy is presented in its original play version, with the extended narrations setting the background and concluding the drama - a device perfectly suited for audio.
One of Shaws most enduring works, PYGMALION is an insightful comedy of class relations and perc e ptions, as played out between a Cockney flower girl and the irascible speech professor who has taken her on as a pet project. Described by critics as a play of great vitality and charm, PYGMALION inspired the award-winning stage and film productions of Lerner and Loewes musical, MY FAIR LADY.