1983 - 1984

My Fair Lady

Professor Henry Higgins, a brilliant, irascible bachelor and England's leading phoneticist, first encounters Eliza Doolittle outside the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden late one evening. She is a Cockney flower girl and Higgins, together with Colonel Hugh Pickering, a noted linguist, chooses her as his next project. She moves into his London flat, together with Pickering, to be transformed into a "lady"; Higgins thus responding to Pickering's challenge.

After weeks and weeks of drilling, Eliza finally improves and Higgins introduces her to his mother and her snobbish friends at the Ascot races. The son of one of these friends, Freddy Eynsford-Hill, falls hopelessly in love with Eliza, despite her unladylike cheering at the races.

Higgins' final test of his experiment comes at the Embassy Ball where Karpathy, a Hungarian phonetics expert comments on the pureness of her English. After Higgins and Pickering engage in a rollicking celebration over "their" success, Eliza storms out, meets Freddy and rages at him and spends the rest of the night wandering aimlessly around London. She encounters her father, Alfred P. Doolittle who is about to marry Eliza's stepmother and is celebrating that occasion with his friends.

Higgins discovers that he is hurt by Eliza's sudden departure and goes to his mother's flat for comfort. Eliza is there, getting advice. They argue, and she storms out. Higgins finally admits to himself that he will have difficulty getting on without her and, back at his flat, sinks, dejectedly, into the sofa. Eliza emerges from the shadows and Higgins, sighing contentedly, gently asks her for his slippers.


Artistic Director: Nancy Turner

Musical Director: Jeffry Morgan

Choreographer: Valerie van Veen

Cast

Barry Caiger

Alfred P. Doolittle

Bill Luxton

Henry Higgins

Cher Daley

Mrs. Hopkins, ensemble

Desmond Hanlon

Colonel Pickering

Elsa Pickthorne

Mrs. Pearce

appearing by permission of Canadian Actor's Equity Association

Gwen Taschereau McCormick

Mrs. Higgins

Helen van der Pyl

Mrs. Eynsford-Hill, ensemble

Holly Larocque

Eliza Doolittle

appearing by permission of Canadian Actor's Equity Association

James G. Mimnagh

Zoltan Karpathy

John Taylor

Lord Boxington, ensemble

Liliane Winter

a flower girl

Norma Coll

Queen of Transylvania

Pam Reynolds

Lady Boxington, ensemble

Paul Baker

Jamie

Robert Gould

a steward

Roger Proulx

Prince Consort, ensemble

Vern Fraser

Harry

York Davis

Freddy Eynsford-Hill

appearing by permission of Canadian Actor's Equity Association

Carol Billingham

ensemble

Cheryl Pollock

ensemble

Chris Amott

ensemble

Cindy Walls

ensemble

Dario Echeverri

ensemble

David Hayes

ensemble

Debbie Miller

ensemble

Eugene Oscapella

ensemble

Greg Fougère

ensemble

Janet Burn

ensemble

Joan Foster

ensemble

John Murray

ensemble

John Powell

ensemble

Louise Mulvihill

ensemble

Marilyn Krauskopf

ensemble

Michael Gareau

ensemble

Michael McManus

ensemble

Penny Coates

ensemble

Raymond Whitney

ensemble

Richard Richardson

ensemble

Robin Monaghan

ensemble

Sandra Nicholls

ensemble

Shawne Beames

ensemble

Stephen Arscott

ensemble

Tina Robinson

ensemble

Production

Alf Davies

Workshop Chairman

Art Whitehead

House Manager (Orpheus)

Barry Bielby

Production Co-ordinator

Barry Caiger

Dialect Coach

Bev Whitehead

Assistant Costume Designer

Bill Butterworth

Sound Technician

Chris Terry

Production Photographer

Debbie Miller

Dance Captain

Don Lambton

House Manager (Commerce)

Eoin McManus

Programme Director

Gary Thibert

Hair Stylist

J. Barry Ryan

Set Designer

J.A. Wallace

Assistant to the Director

Jacqueline Lambert

Make-Up Artist

Jim Brough

Assistant Rehearsal Pianist

Joan Foster

Assistant Costume Designer

John Solman

Master Carpenter

Lorna Rice

Accompanist

Malvary J. Cole

Properties Mistress

Marcel Carrière

House Manager (Commerce)

Mike Jotoff

Lighting Designer

Norma Coll

Costume Designer

Pat Fraser

Prompter

Raymond Whitney

Assistant Costume Designer

Richard Richardson

Assistant Rehearsal Pianist

Sandy Seary

Scenic Artist, Social Director

Sheila Shields

Ticket Manager

Terry Moran

Stage Manager

Tom Shields

Workshop Chairman

Wayne Nolan

Publicity Director

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