Exciting production taking place at Tipperary school

Rockwell College presents ‘My Fair Lady’ from March 13-15.




Rockwell College presents the musical ‘My Fair Lady’ from March 13-15.

Over 50 Rockwell College students from first year to fifth year are excited about taking part in the production. The Lerner and Loewe’s musical debuted on Broadway in 1956 and was adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s play ‘Pygmalion’.

The musical charts the story of Henry Higgins, a Professor of Phonetics, who bets his friend Colonel Pickering that he could pass off common flower girl Eliza Doolittle as a duchess at a high society event. During the months of training that ensues, Eliza’s father Alfie Doolittle tries to cash in on the experiment, while Eliza causes quite a stir at Ascot and then is triumphant at the Embassy Ball.

Charming aristocrat Freddie Eynsford-Hill quickly falls in love with her during the process, but the love  is unrequited. Mrs Higgins, the professor’s mother, provides solace for Eliza when she leaves the Higgins household disillusioned with what will become of her now that Professor Higgins  has finished with her.

Directed by Suzanne Buttimer of Rockwell College Music Academy, the production includes plenty of toe-tapping tunes such as ‘Wouldn’t it be loverly’, ‘With a little bit ‘o luck’,  ‘I could have danced all night’, ‘I’m getting married in the morning’, and ‘I’ve grown accustomed to her face’. The cast of this popular production features Poppy Kane as Eliza, Sam Rappaport as Professor Higgins and Theo Martin as Colonel Pickering.

Tickets are €10 and can be purchased from parents at Rockwell College.

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