Photo Flash: Sydney Theatre Company Presents PYGMALION

Sydney Theatre Company presents Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. See the productions photos below!

In one of the great transformative tales of all time, a feral young flower seller glimpses an opportunity to elevate herself in society and boldly snatches at it, naïve to the potential cost of doing so. It's a decision that sees the now iconic character Eliza Doolittle transported into the aristocratic world of one Professor Henry Higgins, where she becomes the subject of a wager between the phonetics expert and his friend Colonel Pickering. Higgins bets that within six months he can turn the wild, cockney Eliza into a lady so refined she could pass for a duchess. It's a matter of professional pride and intellectual curiosity for Higgins. For Eliza it is a matter of infinitely more complexity. 

Taking its name from the Greek myth about the sculptor who fell in love with his statue, George Bernard Shaw's enduringly popular play Pygmalion has in turn inspired interpretations as diverse as My Fair Lady, Educating Rita and the eighties' Hollywood flick Pretty Woman. Shaw's story is one of rags to relative riches but his Eliza is no Cinderella and Higgins is certainly no Prince Charming. In Peter Evans' new production Andrea Demetriades will play the original feisty flower-girl.

Visit http://www.sydneytheatre.com.au/2012/pygmalion for more information.

Photos: © Brett Boardman 2012

Photo Flash: Sydney Theatre Company Presents PYGMALION

Photo Flash: Sydney Theatre Company Presents PYGMALION
Andrea Demetriades and Marco Chiappi

Photo Flash: Sydney Theatre Company Presents PYGMALION
David Woods and Kim Gyngell

Photo Flash: Sydney Theatre Company Presents PYGMALION
Harriet Dyer, Andrea Demetriades and Vanessa Downing

Photo Flash: Sydney Theatre Company Presents PYGMALION
Andrea Demetriades and Marco Chiappi

Photo Flash: Sydney Theatre Company Presents PYGMALION
Andrea Demetriades

Photo Flash: Sydney Theatre Company Presents PYGMALION
Andrea Demetriades and Marco Chiappi

Photo Flash: Sydney Theatre Company Presents PYGMALION



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