Strictly Come Dancing winner Kara Tointon shines as Eliza Doolittle, the
flower-girl transformed from “guttersnipe” to lady in Philip Prowse’s swift,
enjoyable revival of George Bernard Shaw’s 1912 comedy satire of the British
class system.

Rupert Everett’s Higgins is rather too dangerously dark – and too little the
confirmed bachelor – as the phonetics professor who takes her into his
Wimpole Street home with no thought of what might become of her once the
experiment is over and her screeching vowel sounds are as melodious as a

Peter Eyre adds a note of well-mannered urbanity as his colleague
Colonel Pickering, and, in the role of Higgins’ shrewdly tolerant mother,
ex-Avenger and 60’s Bond girl Diana Rigg, DBE, proves that, when it comes to
class, there really is nothing like a dame.


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