Pygmalion : A brand new BBC Radio 4 drama plus the story of the play's scandalous opening night, CD-Audio Book

Pygmalion : A brand new BBC Radio 4 drama plus the story of the play's scandalous opening night CD-Audio

Narrated by Al Murray, Alistair McGowan, Full Cast, Morgana Robinson, Sian Phillips

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A star-studded BBC radio production of Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion - plus bonus drama The `B' Word, telling the story of the play's scandalous opening nightIrascible phonetics professor Henry Higgins makes a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering that he can train Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle to talk `like a lady' and pass as a duchess at the Ambassador's Ball.

As the day of reckoning approaches, can Eliza convince the assembled aristocrats that she's one of them? And what will become of her afterwards?This effervescent radio version of Shaw's classic comedy features a stellar cast, including award-winning comedians Alistair McGowan as Henry Higgins, Morgana Robinson as Eliza Doolittle and Al Murray as Alfred Doolittle. Also featured on this release is The `B' Word, written by and starring Alistair McGowan as Bernard Shaw.

Centring on the shocking opening night of Pygmalion - the first time that the word `bloody' was used on the British stage - it also explores the passionate love-hate relationship between Shaw; his leading man, Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree (Richard McCabe) and his leading lady, Mrs Patrick Campbell (Charlotte Page), who played the 19-year-old Eliza Doolittle at the age of 49. Cast and creditsPygmalionHenry Higgins........................Alistair McGowanEliza Doolittle........................Morgana RobinsonAlfred Doolittle........................Al MurrayColonel Pickering........................Hugh FraserMrs Higgins........................Sian PhillipsMrs Pearce/Maid........................Charlotte PageMrs Eynsford-Hill........................Georgie GlenClara Eynsford-Hill........................Maeve Bluebell WellsFreddy Eynsford-Hill.............................Tom ForristerNepommuck........................David SturzakerAmbassador........................John DougallAmbassador's wife........................Sarah RidgewayBystander........................David SterneWritten by Bernard ShawProduced and directed by Emma HardingThe `B' WordBernard Shaw........................Alistair McGowanGeorge Alexander........................David SturzakerMrs Patrick Campbell.............................Charlotte PageSir Herbert Beerbohm Tree........................Richard McCabeCharlotte Shaw........................Georgie GlenMerivale........................Philip FoxGurney/Fishman........................Simon LuddersBell........................Charlie ClementsMaid........................Sarah RidgewayWritten by Alistair McGowanProduced and directed by Emma HardingProduction Coordinator: Jenny MendezStudio Managers: Alison Craig, Caleb Knightley and Thomas GlasserDuration: 2 hours 45 mins approx.

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  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Ltd
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  • Category: Radio
  • ISBN: 9781787531529

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