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My Fair Lady UK and Ireland tour announces casting

My Fair Lady UK and Ireland tour announces casting
Written by Lewis Wilson

Initial casting has been announced for the UK and Ireland tour of My Fair Lady. The production will play its final performance at the London Coliseum this Saturday, before opening the UK tour in Bradford from 22 September 2022

The tour will then go onto Dublin (6 to 30 October), Cardiff (8 to 26 November) and Edinburgh (14 December to 7 January). Then head to, Southampton (12 to 29 January), Birmingham (7 to 26 March) and Canterbury (20 June to 1 July) with further venues still to be announced.

Casting for My Fair Lady UK tour

The cast will be led by Michael D Xavier (Sunset Boulevard) as Henry Higgins, Charlotte Kennedy (Les Misérables) as Eliza Doolittle and Adam Woodyatt (EastEnders) as Alfred P Doolittle. In addition to, Heather Jackson (The Phantom of the Opera) as Mrs Higgins, John Middleton (Emmerdale) as Colonel Pickering, Lesley Garrett (The Messiah) as Mrs Pearce and Tom Liggins (who made his professional debut in the Coliseum run of My Fair Lady) as Freddy Eynsford-Hill.

The company also includes ensemble members Dammi Aregbeshola, Bernadette Bangura, Joseph Claus and Jordan Crouch. Additionally, Jamie Cruttenden, Francessca Daniella-Baker, Barry Drummond and Bethany Huckle. Also staring, Emma Johnson, Sinead Kenny, Jenny Legg and Rebekah Lowings. More cast include, Carl Patrick, Tom Ping, Dominique Planter and Joseph Poulton. Continually, John Stacey, Joshua Steel and Oliver Tester. Lastly, Adam Vaughan, Annie Wensak and Paul Westwood.

Additional casting will be revealed in due course.

My Fair Lady has a book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, with music by Frederick Loewe. Creative team include, set design by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Donald Holder and sound by Marc Salzberg. UK music supervision by Gareth Valentine, UK musical direction by Alex Parker, musical supervision by Ted Sperling, choreography by Christopher Gattelli, and direction by Bartlett Sher.

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