Production 133 My Fair Lady

My Fair LadyBy Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe

Performed on Wed 17th to Sat 20th April 1991 at The Kilshawe Theatre

 

 

 

 

The Cast

The Cast

Eliza Doolittle Sue Watson
Freddy Eynsford-Hill John Norcliffe
Mrs. Eynsford-Hill Christine Eyden
Colonel Pickering Tony Sewell
Bystanders Emily Straight & Pam Beecham
Hoxton Man Rob Waterman
Selsey Man Barrie Lewis
Professor Higgins Christopher Sewell
Operagoer Prue Jamieson
Costermongers Ben Band, Russell Bright, Chris Tester & John Norcliffe
George (the bartender) Rob Waterman
Alfred Doolittle Jim Goldthorpe
Jamie Russell Bright
Bert Chris Tester
Mrs. Pearce Gill Watson
Mrs. Hopkins Dot Smith
Servants Avril Cameron, Jan Turner, Stephanie Young, Ben Bana & John Norcliffe
Mrs. Higgins Phyllis Gray
Charles (the butler) Dennis Philpott
Harry Barrie Lewis
Chorus Charon Cooper, Pat Norcliffe, Stephanie Walmsley & Cast Members
Lord Boxington Ben Bana
Lady Boxington Prue Jamieson
Policeman Julian Gilmore
Flower Girl Theresa Banks
Mrs. Higgins’ Maid Jan Turner

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Previews/Reviews

Previews/Reviews

My Fair Lady

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Performance was so Professional

Packed audiences at The Kilshawe Theatre, Deal, enjoyed a truly professional performance of My Fair Lady by The Guild Players. It is difficult to select individual performances for praise – the whole cast worked so well as a team – but the leading characters entered with spirit into the parts they portrayed. The strength of Christopher Sewell as Professor Higgins was the thread to which all the other characters were linked. Not only did his portrayal of the part ring true, but he had a pleasing singing voice too. An easy relationship with his brother Tony as Colonel Pickering worked well, each character complimenting the other. Every member of the cast equalled the famous clear enunciation of the Professor. Every word was audible from the back of the theatre. This alone would make the performance an outstanding one by most standards but the singing, use of stage, timing, lighting, sound effects and general pace of the production were beautifully coordinated. Sue Watson was perfect as Eliza, looking appealingly waif like but showing a strong personality with flashes of fire as she learned to cope with the dominating professor. Her accents sounded authentic and her singing voice clear and true. As Alfred Doolittle, Jim Goldthorpe looked the part and played it with gusto – a truly likeable rogue. John Norcliffe as Freddy gave a sincere and pleasing performance, revealing a singing voice of quality as well as the ability to relate to the part without caricaturing it. Phyllis Gray with her usual professionalism, portraying a perfectly natural Mrs. Higgins, played another small but meaningful part. The young pianist Elizabeth Giles played with a skill far beyond her years. She supported the singing with an intuitive sympathy and, during each interval, was ably assisted by Katherine Giles and Barry Forder on drums. The sets worked extremely well and were swiftly and quietly changed. There were no disappointments with costumes either. Wardrobe Mistress Eileen Maskell is to be congratulated. The overall impression was one of supportive group interaction – a great credit to producer Gill Watson, who also played Mrs. Pearce with quiet dignity, and director Richard Sewell. The results of their hard work showed in the way everything fell into place – the pace never faltered and there were no weak spots. This attention to detail was what enabled the cast to transport us all for a few hours into another world.

Pamela Anderson

Production Team

Production Team

Director Richard Sewell
Producer Gill Watson
Pianist Elizabeth Giles
Pianist’s Assistant Katherine Giles
Drummer Barry Forder
Musical Assistant Alison Eyden
Set Builders Dennis Philpott & Dave Dunn
Décor Fiona Stitt
Stage Manager Dennis Philpott
Stage Hands Dave Dunn and Cast Members
Wardrobe Eileen Maskell
Props Mary Jaconelli & Alison Eyden
Lighting Nick Tigwell
Sound Christopher Sewell & Nathan Sewell
Make-Up Lynda Borley
Curtain Sue Wilkinson
Prompt Vanessa Sewell
Publicity Stephanie Young
Box Office Pam Jones
Seating Guy Spencer
Programmes Pam Rawlinson & Brenda Smith
Bar Ken Watson & Giff Goldfinch
Refreshments Shirley Philpott

Sue Watson as Eliza DoolittleCast of My Fair Lady