A romantic comedy by Bernard Shaw
Thursday 13 November 1997 - Saturday 15 November 1997
Faringdon Secondary School, Fernham Road, Faringdon SN7 7LB
Directed by Carolyn Taylor & Peter Webster

Performances start 7:30 pm. Doors open 30 minutes earlier.
Tickets were available from Reflections, 8 Marlborough Street, Faringdon.

Pygmalion 1997 CuttingThe 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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Pygmalion 1997 3

Claire Green; Dave Headey; leuan Thomas

Pygmalion 1997 4

Claire Green; Dave Headey

Pygmalion 1997 5

Karen Whiffen; Claire Green

Pygmalion 1997 2

Joan Lee; Dave Headey; Roger Leitch

Pygmalion 1997 1

Karen Whiffen; Dave Headey; Claire Green

Pygmalion 1997 6

Dave Headey; Roger Leitch; leuan Thomas; Claire Green

Photographs by kind permission of Ian Smith (founder of the ‘Faringdon Folly’ newspaper)

Cast (in order of appearance):

Prof. Henry Higgins - Dave Headey
Mrs. Eynsford-Hill - Maggie Sly
Clara Eynsford-Hill - Christina Willett
Freddy Eynsford-Hill - Josh Smith
Eliza Doolittle - Claire Green
Col. Pickering - Ieuan Thomas
Mrs. Pearce - Joan Lee
Alfred Doolittle - Roger Leitch
Mrs. Higgins - Sarah Varnom
Parlourmaid - Karen Whiffen
Nepommuck - Walther Schoonenberg
Host - Paul Garratt
Hostess - Debbie Lock
Flautist - Debbie Lock
Pianist - Robert Jennings
Market traders / bystanders / guests / dancers - Jill Headey; Chris Matic; Carole McDowell; Irene Schoonenberg; Jeni Summerfield; Peter Webster; Barry Willett

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Production No.125 (3 shows were performed over 3 days).