Milford Haven Amateur Operatic Society Presents MY FAIR LADY
Everyone, everywhere, has grown accustomed to her face, but no one ever could find MY FAIR LADY anything other than one of the greatest musical shows ever conceived.
Artistic Licence Theatre Company's recent production of Sister Act - The Musical, which was staged at the Torch to packed audiences Tue 5 - Sat 9 Feb, has seen audiences shaking off the winter blues by singing and clapping along to the rapturous musical. Next month it is Milford Haven Amateur Operatic Society's turn to tread the boards of the Torch Theatre main stage with their annual stage show, and this year sees the Society staging the classic musical My Fair Lady.
Probably the greatest musical ever – awaited with fervent anticipation before its New York opening and greeted with rapturous notices, My Fair Lady has become a legend in theatre history. Somehow Alan Lerner and Frederick Loewe contrived to create a perfect musical out of a flawless play – an achievement unmatched before or since. They retained the plot, characters and many of the lines from Shaw’s ‘Pygmalion’ and arranged them with a sparkling score. Every song is a show stopper.
“Why can’t the English teach their children how to speak?” asks Professor Higgins. “This verbal class distinction by now should be antique”. And he sets out to prove that by teaching a common flower girl to speak correctly, he can pass her off anywhere as an English aristocrat. The flower girl is Eliza Doolittle, the grubby daughter of a drunken dustman. With assiduous work the arrogant Higgins does succeed in turning his rebellious guttersnipe into an elegant debutant. But then he finds that he cannot live without her.
The lucky Cockney dances into Covent Garden, the languid gavotte of the nobs in Ascot, the glitter of the Embassy Ball, the touching exaltation of “I Could Have Dance All Night” – these are now world-famous set pieces that never lose their magic.
Milford Haven Amateur Operatic Society was first formed in 1950 with its first production of H.M.S. Pinafore. The Torch Theatre has been our home for the last 37 years, where we have enjoyed the professional facilities which have enabled us to produce technically sophisticated shows. The Society is proud that it was the first amateur society to tread the boards there.
MILFORD HAVEN AMATEUR OPERATIC SOCIETY Presents MY FAIR LADY:
Torch Theatre, 4th – 9th March 2019, 7:30pm.
Tickets £14 (£12 Concession on Monday and Tuesday)
For more information and to book tickets, contact our Box Office on 01646 695267 or visit https://torchtheatre.co.uk/mhaos-presents-my-fair-lady/