Bury St Edmunds: Theatre group preparing for Shaw classic

Bury Theatre Workshop will be staging a performance of Pygmalion in February.
Pictured is Tim Lo

Bury Theatre Workshop will be staging a performance of Pygmalion in February. Pictured is Tim Lodge (Professor Higgins) and Erin Lacey (Eliza Doolittle). - Credit: Archant

An amateur dramatic society is planning a performance of one of the country’s most popular plays.

Members of the Bury Theatre Workshop in Bury St Edmunds have started rehearsals of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, which is due to be performed at the town’s Theatre Royal in February.

The play, best known to audiences through its musical adaption, My Fair Lady, tells the tale of Professor Henry Higgins, who makes a bet that he can train Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle to pass for a duchess at an ambassador’s garden party.

And at the weekend the two key protagonists met journalist to discuss the show.

Playing Eliza is Erin Lacey, a drama teacher at County Upper School in Bury, while theatre member Tim Lodge plays Professor Higgins.


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“Not only is the play fun with some interesting characters, it also features a lot of social themes that were prevalent 100 years ago when the play was written,” said publicity officer Katie Judge.

The plays runs from February 4 to 8 2014 and tickets can be purchased from the Theatre Royal box office.

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