Original titleMY FAIR LADY
Cast36 total (14 F and 22 M)
Variable cast sizeNo
RepresentationNordic representation
TranslatorFredrik Fischer
LanguagesDanish, Swedish, Norwegian
On a cold evening in March, the linguist and bachelor Professor Henry Higgins meets Eliza Doolittle, daughter of the dustman Alfred Doolittle, when she is selling flowers in front of the Royal Opera House. One day she pays him a visit hoping that he will give her some speech lessons, so she can become a ‘real lady and open a real flower shop’. And so Professor Higgins and his fellow linguist Colonel Pickering place a bet on whether Eliza will learn to speak properly. At her first outing at Ascot, after several weeks of training, it all falls through when she is cheering loudly on one of the horses. Then six weeks later they present her at the ambassador’s ball to everyone’s puzzlement and speculations about who she is. Higgins and Pickering become so full of them selves with self-contentment over their deed that they completely ignore Eliza’s own efforts. She is therefore furious and leaves the house in a hasty and angry manner. Suddenly left alone, Professor Higgins realises at last, just how much she means to him and that he cannot bear another day without her. SONGS: Why Can't the English?, Wouldn't It Be Loverly?, With a Little Bit of Luck, I'm an Ordinary Man, The Rain in Spain, I Could Have Danced All Night, On the Street Where You Live, Show Me, Get Me to the Church on Time, A Hymn to Him, Without You, I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face. ORCHESTRATION: Violin A Horns I & II Violin B Trumpets I & II Viola Trumpet III Cello Trombone I Flute / Piccolo Tuba Oboe-English Horn Percussion Clarinet I Harp Clarinet II Piano Conductor’s Score Bassoon My Fair Lady is also available with a reduced COMBO cast and an arrangement for two pianos.