My Fair Lady

Lerner & Loewe

My Fair Lady

Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House


Celebrating the beloved original, Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady is now playing at the Sydney Opera House, under the direction of Julie Andrews with an outstanding cast.

In the show's 60th anniversary year, Opera Australia and John Frost join forces to honour the past and bring the beloved story of Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins to a new generation of theatre audiences.

The Cinderella story about the Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle and the appealingly arrogant phoneticist, Professor Higgins, is an endearing tale that charms audiences with its warmth and vivid characters.

The clash of cultures sparks some of the theatre's most jubilant songs and witty dialogue.  The triumphant score features unforgettable numbers including 'Wouldn't It Be Loverly?', 'On the Street Where You Live', 'I Could Have Danced All Night', and 'Get Me to the Church on Time'.

In 1956, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's masterful retelling of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion took the world by storm. Playing the irresistible Eliza Doolittle was a young Julie Andrews, in only her second role on Broadway, a role that would catapult her into international stardom.

In a world first, Julie Andrews will direct a glorious production of My Fair Lady, teaming up with the Tony Award-winning Christopher Gattelli and associates of the musical's original designers, Cecil Beaton and Oliver Smith.

Along with John Frost, we're thrilled to announce a stellar line-up of Australian stars and theatre royalty for the highly anticipated opening of Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady.

Headlining the new company are acclaimed British performer Alex Jennings as Professor Higgins and young Australian star, Anna O’Byrne, as Eliza Doolittle. Joining them is an outstanding cast. Reg Livermore will play the role of Alfred P. Doolittle. Robyn Nevin will play Mrs. Higgins and Mark Vincent will play Freddy Eynsford-Hill. The role of Colonel Hugh Pickering will be played by Tony Llewellyn-Jones and Deidre Rubenstein will play Mrs. Pearce.

This is a theatre event not to be missed.

Book & Lyrics Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe
Adapted from George Bernard Shaw's play and Gabriel Pascal's motion picture Pygmalion
Director Julie Andrews
Choreographer Christopher Gattelli
Set Designer Oliver Smith
Costume Designer Cecil Beaton
Scenic Supervision Rosaria Sinisi
Costume Recreation John David Ridge
Lighting Designer Richard Pilbrow
Sound Designer Michael Waters
Hair and Wig Designer John Isaacs
Make-up Designer Rick Sharp 
Musical Director Guy Simpson
Associate Scenic Supervisor Naomi Berger
Associate Lighting Designer Michael Gottlieb
Associate Choreographer Stephen Bienskie
Associate Director

Karen Johnson Mortimer


Professor Higgins

Alex Jennings

Eliza Doolittle

Anna O'Byrne

Alfred P. Doolittle

Reg Livermore

Mrs. Higgins

Robyn Nevin

Freddy Eynsford-Hill

Mark Vincent

Colonel Pickering

Tony Llewellyn-Jones

Mrs. Pearce

Deidre Rubenstein


David Whitney


Octavia Barron Martin

  Andrew Broadbent
  Deborah Caddy
  Elisa Colla
  Emma Delmenico-Smith
  Zoy Frangos
  Josh Gates
  Alex Given
  Matt Heyward
  Glen Hogstrom
  Matt Holly
  Kate Maree Hoolihan
  Georgina Hopson
  Erin James
  Hollie James
  Todd Keys
  James Lee
  Vanessa Rosewarne

Allyce Martins


James Maxfield


Julia McRae


Holly Meegan


Joel Parnis


Jackie Rees


Greta Sherriff


David Sirianni


Sophie Viskich


Paul Whiteley


Katherine Wiles


Karlis Zaid

Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra

Running time: approximately 3 hours & 15 minutes, including interval.

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Image © AL HIRSCHFELD, reproduced by arrangement with Hirschfeld’s exclusive representative, the MARGO FEIDEN GALLERIES LTD, NEW YORK.


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