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Pygmalion

Author: Bernard Shaw

Productions

Hofburg Theater, Vienna, 1913
His Majesty's Theatre, 1914
Aldwych Theatre, 1920
Duke Of York's Theatre, 1920
Kingsway Theatre, 1927
The Old Vic, 1937
Lyric Hammersmith, 1947
St. James's Theatre, 1953
Albery Theatre, 1974

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Hofburg Theater, Vienna
First performance: 16th October 1913 (world premiere)
Performed in German.

CharacterPlayed By
HigginsMax Paulsen
ElizaLilli Marberg

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His Majesty's Theatre
First performance: 11th April 1914 (English premiere)
Ran for over 100 performances.
Director: Bernard Shaw

CharacterPlayed By
HigginsHerbert Tree
ElizaMrs Patrick Campbell

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Aldwych Theatre
1920
Production by Bernard Shaw.

CharacterPlayed By
ElizaMrs Patrick Campbell

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Transferred to Duke of York's Theatre
1920

CharacterPlayed By
ElizaMrs Patrick Campbell

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Kingsway Theatre
1927
Director: Esme Percy

CharacterPlayed By
HigginsEsme Percy
ElizaGwen Ffrangcon-Davies

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The Old Vic
1937
Director: Tyrone Guthrie.

CharacterPlayed By
HigginsRobert Morley
ElizaDiana Wynyard

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Lyric Hammersmith
1947
Production by Peter Ashmore.

CharacterPlayed By
HigginsAlec Clunes
ElizaBrenda Bruce

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St. James's Theatre
1953
Director: John Clements.

CharacterPlayed By
HigginsJohn Clements
ElizaKay Hammond

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Albery Theatre
First performance: Thursday 16th May 1974
Director: John Dexter. Lighting: Andy Phillips
Designers: Jocelyn Herbert & Andrew Sanders.

Programmes available to buy in our eBay Store: May 1974 edition

Cast in Vol.4 No.5 (May 1974) programme
CharacterPlayed By
Clara Eynsford HillSarah Atkinson
Mrs Eynsford HillMargaret Ward
A BystanderDennis Handby
Freddy Eynsford HillAnthony Naylor
Eliza DolittleDiana Rigg
Colonel PickeringJack May
Professor HigginsAlec McCowen
Sarcastic BystanderSimon MacCorkindale
Other Bystanders and Persons in CrowdFred Bryant
Other Bystanders and Persons in CrowdJohn Church
Other Bystanders and Persons in CrowdJoyce Donaldson
Other Bystanders and Persons in CrowdJack Eden
Other Bystanders and Persons in CrowdTony Leary
Other Bystanders and Persons in CrowdAngela Wallbank
Other Bystanders and Persons in CrowdJeremy Wallis
Mrs PearceHilda Fenemore
Alfred DoolittleBob Hoskins
Mrs HigginsEllen Pollock
Parlour MaidMelanie Peck

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Early production details taken from article in Albery Theatre May 1974 programme.