A play by Bernard Shaw
Performed in November 1997 at Faringdon School
Directed by Carolyn Taylor

The action of the play is set in London in 1912. 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 commentary on women's independence.

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Karen Whiffen Dave Headey Claire Green


Joan Lee Dave Headey Roger Leitch

Photographs by kind permission of 'The Faringdon Folly'

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