Music lovers can enjoy Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady at the Showroom Theatre on 20/21 April in a gorgeous new production from Albert College’s Patchwork Theatre.
This is Patchwork Theatre’s 12th production since 2007 and marks their first musical, featuring a cast of 16 students between grade 7 and matric.
In this beloved musical, pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins (Cameron Spence) is so sure of his abilities that he takes it upon himself to transform a Cockney working-class girl into someone who can pass for a cultured member of high society. His subject turns out to be the lovely Eliza Doolittle (Robin Swanepoel), who agrees to speech lessons to improve her job prospects. Higgins and Eliza clash, then form an unlikely bond — one that is threatened by an aristocratic suitor (Dillon Fox).
Also in the cast are Siemon Joubert as Col. Pickering and Nicolai Pastrana as Alfie Doolittle.
It is directed by Tracy Swanepoel , who also directed Patchwork Theatre’s productions of Much Ado About Nothing, Wind In The Willows and Treasure Island at The Showroom.
The cast will be using backtracks by ‘Hands On Backtracks’ Johannesburg.