Thursday, 7 August 2008

HOT: Pygmalion, Old Vic Theatre, The Cut SE1 8NB

A smart and well-delivered production of an old favourite. The dialogue from My Fair Lady surprisingly closely followed the play, which meant that some of the impact of the Bernard Shaw's wit was lost because I could anticipate it. However, the cast were uniformly excellent, especially Tim Pigott-Smith as the insufferably arrogant Professor Higgins.

Audience tip: Book for restricted view tickets for £20 in the Dress Circle - the view is much better than the upper circle and your view is only blocked by a safety rail.

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