Current CADS production

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This year CADS will be performing George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion for Royston Arts Festival in September.

 

The basic story of Shaw's play will be familiar to many through its adaptation as the Lerner and Loewe musical My Fair Lady - Cockney flower seller Eliza Doolittle is made the subject of a bet by phonetics expert (and confirmed bachelor) Professor Henry Higgins that he can - by teaching her to speak "correctly" - pass her off as a high-born lady within a few months. But the original play has so much more to say - as you might expect of GBS - about the English class system, about the differences between generations, about sexual politics, and so much else besides.

The CADS production is being directed by Emma Shaw and will be performed at the Festival on Thursday 21, Friday 22 and Saturday 23 September. The cast has now been announced and looks like this (click on the names in blue to see what else they've done; names not shown in blue are of people appearing with CADS for the first time):

 

Eliza Doolittle.......................................................... Heather Lawrence

Henry Higgins.......................................................... Rupert Jordan

Colonel Pickering..................................................... Julian Berry

Mrs Pearce.............................................................. Wendy Watts

Mrs Higgins.............................................................. Brenda Cottis

Mrs Eynsford Hill...................................................... Lisa Sargeant

Clara Eynsford-Hill................................................... Zoe Reader

Freddy Eynsford-Hill................................................. Nicky Paton

Alfred Doolittle.......................................................... Michael Young

Parlourmaid.............................................................. Jo Buggey

Bystanders................................................................ Dariush Eskandarzadeh, Joe Symonds

There's still time to volunteer if you'd like to help with any aspect of the show - technical, front of house, costume and make-up, or whatever - please use our contact page to get in touch, or e-mail cads.secretary@gmail.com, or you can find additional information on our Facebook Event page.

 

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