Waveney Light Opera Group staging My Fair Lady at Beccles Public Hall

Waveney Light Opera Group stage My Fair Lady at Beccles Public Hall this April. Picture: JOHN GALLAG

Waveney Light Opera Group stage My Fair Lady at Beccles Public Hall this April. Picture: JOHN GALLAGHER - Credit: Archant

Waveney Light Opera Group hopes audiences will get on their plates of meat for its production of My Fair Lady.

Based on George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe; it’s the story of impoverished Cockney flower-girl Eliza Doolittle who wants to better herself.

Arrogant phonetics teacher Henry Higgins takes her on for a bet, trying to pass her off as an upper-class lady at Ascot and the Embassy ball. But things don’t go as planned.

Waveney Light Opera Group has spent the last five months rehearsing. Numbers include Wouldn’t It Be Loverly, I’m Getting Married in the Morning and I Could Have Danced All Night.

The original 1956 Broadway and London production set a record for the longest run of any show on Broadway up to that time. It became a classic film starring Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn as Eliza.

See My Fair Lady at Beccles Public Hall, April 24–28.

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