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Irving Stage Company searching for stars for its production of My Fair Lady at Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Do you fancy yourself as an Eliza Doolittle or Professor Henry Higgins?

The Irving Stage Company is holding auditions for My Fair Lady, which will be staged at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, from November 5-9.

A sing through is being held tonight at Barrow Village Hall while auditions are on May 23, at Bury St Edmunds Farmers' Club, and May 27, at Barrow Village Hall, all from 7.30pm.

Cast of Irving Stage Company musical Chess (10351098)
Cast of Irving Stage Company musical Chess (10351098)

My Fair Lady will be the amateur company's second musical production during its 60th anniversary year, after staging Chess at the Theatre Royal in March.

My Fair Lady is based on George Bernard Shaw’s comedy Pygmalion. It tells the story of Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle and her transformation into a beautiful society woman at the hands of phonetics expert Professor Henry Higgins.

The score includes some of the best-known songs of all time, including: I Could Have Danced all Night; The Rain in Spain, Wouldn’t it be Loverly?, Get Me to the Church on Time, With a Little Bit of Luck, On the Street Where You Live and I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.

The show opened on Broadway in 1956, with Rex Harrison as Higgins and Julie Andrews as Eliza. They reprised their roles in London at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, in 1958.

George Cukor directed the Oscar-winning film version in 1964, with Audrey Hepburn as Eliza.

To book tickets, go to www.theatreroyal.org/shows/my-fair-lady/

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