My Fair Lady at MAT

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WANT to visit London’s famed Covent Garden, go to the elite Ascot races in England, or to the Queen of Transylvania’s ball?
Well now you can!
Gorgeous girls, gorgeous costumes and all the elegance of a bygone era hits the stage at the Moresby Arts Theatre (MAT) on Sept 18-26 from 7.30pm onwards in the production of George Bernard Shaw’s classic musical, My Fair Lady, directed by Dianna McManus.
“As a teacher of English and literature myself, this play is dear to my heart,” she said.
She also used this opportunity to thank everyone involved in this production by helping to give it expression.
“Particularly, I like to acknowledge the efforts of Paul Duggan and Kate Lollback, whose roles as Higgins and Eliza are huge.”
It is a light-hearted family-oriented show not to be missed as it is guaranteed to please.
For about 10 weeks, the production team at MAT, its cast, musical directors, chorus, costumiers, choreographers, props organisers, sound and lighting technicians, stage manager and stage construction crew have been enthusiastically throwing themselves into bringing alive one of theatre’s classic musicals.
They bring to you from the gutters of Covent Garden Market in London, where flower seller Eliza Doolittle (Kate Lollback) is transformed into a princess by the inimitable Professor Henry Higgins (Paul Duggan) on the strength of a bet made with fellow linguist Colonel Pickering.
The two bachelors are also transformed as Eliza far exceeds their expectations and changes their lives forever.
Alfie Doolittle (Phil Stace), Eliza’s dustman father, will win your heart and have you rolling around with laughter.
Some of theatre’s best loved songs such as Wouldn’t it be Lovely, I Could Have Danced All Night, On the Street Where you Live and I’m Getting Married in the Morning played by musical director John Vince, will enchant you with their catchy melodies.
And the dresses, created by costumier Deborah George, are simply to die for!
Tickets can be bought at Boroko Foodworld or on the night at K40 (adult) and K20 (student).