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Photo Flash: Everett, Tointon in Rehearsal for West End's PYGMALION!

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The cast of the upcoming West End revival of PYGMALION starring Rupert Everett, Kara Tointon and Diana Rigg also features Simon Ward, Peter Eyre and Peter Sandys Clarke as Alfred P. Doolitte, Colonel Pickering, and Freddy Eynsford Hill respectively. Marty Cruickshank and Roberta Taylor also star.  The first rehearal photos have surfaced and appear below!

The show is being directed by director Philip Prose, who also took part in the Chichester production. PYGMALION will play the Garrick Theatre, May 12 through September 3.

Pygmalion is by Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw. Professor of phonetics Henry Higgins makes a bet that he can train a bedraggled Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, to pass for a duchess at an ambassador's gArden Party by teaching her to assume a veneer of gentility, the most important element of which, he believes, is impeccable speech. The play is a sharp lampoon of the rigid British class system of the day and a comment on women's independence, packaged as a romantic comedy.

In 1956 it was adapted into Broadway musical My Fair Lady, by Lerner and Loewe. The original production starred Rex Harrison as Higgins and Julie Andrews as Eliza.

Photos: Jane Hobson/London News Pictures/ZUMAPress.com

Photo Flash: Everett, Tointon in Rehearsal for West End's PYGMALION!

Photo Flash: Everett, Tointon in Rehearsal for West End's PYGMALION!
Kara Tointon

Photo Flash: Everett, Tointon in Rehearsal for West End's PYGMALION!
Kara Tointon

Photo Flash: Everett, Tointon in Rehearsal for West End's PYGMALION!
Rupert Everett and Kara Tointon

Photo Flash: Everett, Tointon in Rehearsal for West End's PYGMALION!
Rupert Everett and Kara Tointon

Photo Flash: Everett, Tointon in Rehearsal for West End's PYGMALION!
Kara Tointon

Photo Flash: Everett, Tointon in Rehearsal for West End's PYGMALION!
Rupert Everett

Photo Flash: Everett, Tointon in Rehearsal for West End's PYGMALION!
Rupert Everett

Photo Flash: Everett, Tointon in Rehearsal for West End's PYGMALION!

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