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Theatre is back in bloom with My Fair Lady at Wales Millennium Centre

The Wales Millennium Centre stage is set to burst into life with a sumptuous production of My Fair Lady, featuring a cast of over 30 and a full orchestra. It’s the first major revival of this timeless classic for over 15 years and a truly loverly way to celebrate the theatre scene back in bloom.

Get your tickets now for My Fair Lady at Wales Millennium Centre, 8th - 26th November, because this musical favourite is guaranteed to be a sell out.

Made famous by the acclaimed 1964 film starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison, which won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, My Fair Lady tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a 'proper lady'. But who is really being transformed?

With a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe, My Fair Lady boasts a score including the much loved songs I Could Have Danced All Night, Get Me to the Church on Time, Wouldn’t It Be Loverly, On the Street Where You Live, The Rain in Spain and I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.

There’s a glittering all-star cast including award-winning West End and Broadway star and two-time Olivier Award nominee Michael D. Xavier who will play Henry Higgins. Most recently Michael starred on screen with recurring roles in Grantchester, Outlander and Gentleman Jack.

Taking on the role of Eliza Doolittle is Charlotte Kennedy who made her professional debut in Les Miserables in the West End and most recently played the role of Cosette.

Best known for playing Ian Beale in EastEnders, Adam Woodyatt will play Alfred P. Doolittle. Ian has played the character of Ian Beale since the programme started in 1985 appearing in over 3460 episodes. Before joining EastEnders as a 16 year old, Adam had enjoyed a successful start to his career in the theatre with roles in Oliver! and On the Razzle at the National Theatre.

Heather Jackson will reprise her role as Mrs Higgins which she is currently playing at the London Coliseum. Star of multiple roles all over the UK and Europe, Heather played the part of Madame Giry in the West End production of The Phantom of The Opera for a total of nine years, leaving the show in 2009.

Colonel Pickering will be played by John Middleton who is best known for his part in ITV’s Emmerdale as Ashley Thomas, a role which he remained in from 1996 to 2017.

Opera superstar Lesley Garrett will play Mrs Pearce. Lesley is Britain’s best-known soprano, regularly appearing in opera, musical theatre, concert, on television. For more than 30 years she has enjoyed one of the most successful and idiosyncratic careers of any modern-day, classically trained soprano, winning both critical acclaim and the affection of many fans and music lovers through the breadth and diversity of her work.

Directed by Bartlett Sher, this sublime production, which premiered in the spring of 2018 at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theater, was the winner of the Tony Award for Best Costume Design, 5 Outer Critics’ Circle Awards including Best Musical Revival, the Drama League Award for Outstanding Musical Revival, and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Musical Revival and Costume Design.

For most musical theatre lovers My Fair Lady is a cherished favourite and wouldn’t it be loverly to see this stunning production on the Cardiff stage!

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