Classic tale gets a swinging sixties makeover on stage


A play that spawned a legendary West End musical and an Oscar-winning Hollywood film is coming to Leighton Buzzard at the end of this week.

The Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre hosts a performance of Pygmalion, which was later turned into My Fair Lady.

Itis one of George Bernard Shaw’s most famous comedies, exploring attitudes to social class, relationships and human behaviour that are as relevant today as when the play was written over a century ago.

When Henry Higgins, a phonetics expert, bets his friend that he can make a lady out of common flower girl Eliza Doolittle, he gets more than he bargains for.

Performed by London Contemporary Theatre – whose current production is the West End smash-hit American Idiot – this time the tale is set in the swinging sixties and, using well-known music from that decade, this is Pygmalion as you have never seen it before. The cast will see Lucy Peacock play the role of Eliza Doolittle and Samuel Gannon portraying Henry Higgins.

Other cast members include Millen Thomas, Matthew Staite, Casey Jay Andrews and Laura Trundle.

London Contemporary Theatre is committed to creating exciting, fast-paced productions, striving to thoroughly engage audience members with exciting and evocative theatre.

For more information, visit www.londoncontemporary

The show can be seen at 8pm on Friday, October 9.

The Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre box office is open from 9.30am to 12.30pm and then from 1pm to 3pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, as well as 45 minutes prior to all performances. Tickets are £12 for adults and priced £10 concessions.

Booking fees apply at £1 per ticket. For further information or to book tickets call the box office on 0300 300 8125 or visit www.leightonbuzzard