My Fair Lady (2008)

The Society presented Lerner and Loewe’s acclaimed musical MY FAIR LADY at the Artscape Opera House in September 2008.

Ralph Lawson directed, with musical direction by Alastair Cockburn and choreography by Kyla Thorburn. Acclaimed designer Dicky Longhurst created a new set and new costumes and the cast were accompanied by the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra in such memorable numbers as as “Wouldn’t it be Loverly”, “The rain in Spain”, “I could have danced all night”, “Get me to the Church on Time”, and “A Little bit of Luck”.

Based on Shaw’s PYGMALION, the rags-to-riches tale is of Eliza Doolittle, a poor Cockney flower seller who is transformed into a Duchess by an irascible professor of phonetics, Henry Higgins. It is a popular favourite that has delighted successive generations of theatre-goers since it first opened in 1959.

DEDICATION

This production is dedicated to the memory of Honorary Life Member, Richard Sharland who died on 3 July 2008.

Richard joined the society in 1970, became Treasurer in 1973 and Chairman in 1980. He served as chairman for eight years during which time he initiated our first upward movement from local civic centres to the Baxter Theatre.

Since then, although no longer on the Committee, he has remained involved in many important aspects of the Society’s activities, with a special emphasis on set design and construction. For this production of My Fair Lady, Richard build the models of the sets and created the working drawings. We will miss his talents as a craftsman, a technician, a calm and reasoned advisor and a good friend.

Artistic Team

Ralph Lawson

Production Director

Kyla Thorburn

Choreographer & Asst Director

Alastair Coburn

Musical Director

Dicky Longhurst

Set & Costume Designer

Principal Cast

Ralph Lawson

Henry Higgins

Graham Boxall

Alfred P Doolittle

Michael Harris

Colonel Pickering

Chad Findlay

Freddy Eynsford-Hill

SUB PRINCIPLES
Mrs Pearce

Fiona Carling

Mrs Higgins

Ruth Allsopp

Harry

John Carne

Jamie

Lionel Swanson

CAMEOS
Mrs Eynsford-Hill

Michele Belknap

Mrs Hopkins

Lynn Moss

Queen of Transylvania

Audrey Robinson

Prof. Zoltan Karpathy

Johann van der Merwe

Lord Boxington

Anthony Storr-Lister

SERVANTS CHORUS
Maids

Julie Harris
Celia Hubinger
Janine Magnin
Jennifer Moss
Fiona Weir

Butler

Ian Kirkwood

Footman

Ferdi Oosthuizen

CHORUS-LADIES
Glenda Carmichael
Lorraine de Jager
Mariza Dique
Lezel Gunther
Julie Harris
Kim Harris-Dalla
Celia Hubinger
Alison King
Yolanda Kotze
Jen Kummer

Angie Langman
Janine Magnin
Veronica Miller
Jennifer Moss
Lynn Moss
Lurina Muller
Linda Thompsom
Michele Usher
Guilma Stander
Fiona Weir

CHORUS-GENTLEMEN
Jarrod Beer
Steve Broekmann
Ronnie Carr
Ted Faulkner
Graham Goble
Roderick Jaipal
Clifford James
Ian Kirkwood
Lance Kotze
Ferdi Oosthuizen

Denzel Petersen
Ashley Robbins
Graham Stabler
Anthony Storr-Lister
Lionel Swanson
Ralph Thornley
Johann van der Merwe
Roger Wood

DANCERS
Adele van de Venter
Jarrod Beer
Nicola Duddy
Shaun Klaasen

Dianne Palmer
Zachary Schroder
Carmia Schutte
Robert Viljoen

SWINGS
Eliza

Julie Harris

Alfred

John Carne

Freddy

Roderick Jaipal & Ferdi Oosthuizen

Mrs Higgens

Lynn Moss

Harry

Ian Kirkwood

Jamie

Clifford James

Cockneys

Lance Kotze
Ashley Robbins
Steve Broekmann

Servants Chorus

Steve Broekmann
Lorrainne de Jager
Veronica Miller