First look at Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins

Here’s your first look at the protagonists from April’s production of the classic musical My Fair Lady.

Mimi Kroll (Eliza Doolittle) and Stephen Russell (Henry Higgins) headed out in the early morning to Covent Garden, where the two characters meet, to capture these photos.

Eliza Doolittle

Henry Higgins

Styling was by Lemington Ridley, who is choreographing the show and designing costumes. Photography was by director Daniel Penfold.

My Fair Lady runs from Tuesday 4th to Saturday 8th April. Tickets are on sale now from our online box office.

My Fair Lady tickets on sale

My Fair LadyTickets for April’s production of the Lerner and Loewe classic My Fair Lady are now on sale from our online box office.

Performances are nightly at 7.30pm from Tuesday 4th April to Saturday 8th April. There is an additional matinee at 2.30pm on the Saturday.

Standard unallocated seats for the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday performances are £16 for adults and £13.50 for children, students and OAPs. Reserved seats are £18/£15.50. You can also save time on the night by buying a programme online in advance.

Friday 7th April is our Gala Night. Tickets are £20/£17.50 unreserved and £22/£19.50 reserved and include a complimentary programme and a glass of bubbly in the interval.

Tickets are likely to sell quickly so we recommend early booking. Buy your tickets securely online now.

My Fair Lady cast revealed!

We’re delighted to unveil the cast for our April production of the much-loved Lerner and Loewe musical My Fair Lady. Nearly 80 people auditioned so the production team had a very tough job reducing that to those cast, who range from long-term Geoids members to brand new faces. And they are:

  • Professor Henry Higgins – Stephen Russell
  • Eliza Doolittle – Mimi Kroll
  • Colonel Pickering – Stephen Hewitt
  • Alfred P. Doolittle – Patrick Harrison
  • Mrs Pearce – Annabel Watson
  • Freddy Eynsford-Hill – Ed Curry
  • Mrs Higgins – Victoria Flint
  • Mrs Eynsford-Hill – Janet Lurie
  • Professor Zoltan Karpathy – Will Howells

Ensemble (playing various characters)

  • Gabi Benton-Stace
  • Lesley Birch
  • Francesca Canty
  • Jordan Clarke
  • Emma Coffey
  • Rachel Coll
  • Tal Hewitt
  • Chris Hughes-Copping
  • Grace Iglesias-Fernández
  • Emily Law
  • Daniel Paul
  • Katy Robinson
  • Georgie Sheppard
  • Daisy Simpson
  • Ed Steward
  • François Vanhoutte
  • Sean Westwood

There are still opportunities to get involved behind the scenes. If you’re interested, please email the production team on myfairlady@geoidsmt.co.uk.

My Fair Lady is directed by Daniel Penfold with musical direction by Erika Gundesen and choreography and costumes by Lemington Ridley. Our Sunset Boulevard set designer John Winters is returning to design the set for the show, which is produced by Blake Klein and Giles Burden.

Rehearsals kick off in January and we’re already excited!

Auditions for My Fair Lady

Auditions information is now available for our April production, the Lerner and Loewe classic My Fair Lady.

Initial auditions will be on Sunday 4th December and Tuesday 6th December at the Union Theatre and Friday 9th December at Bishopsgate Institute, with recalls focusing on principal characters at Bishopsgate Institute on Saturday 10th. Rehearsals will begin in January and the show is on at the Bridewell Theatre from 4th to 8th April.

For full details, download the audition notice (PDF).

To book an audition slot and to receive vocal materials for the audition, email myfairlady@geoidsmt.co.uk. There has been a large amount of interest in this show already so do get in touch as soon as possible if you’d like to audition!

Announcing our 2017 season

With our last show of 2016, On the Twentieth Century, about to get under way, it’s time to look ahead to next year. We’re very excited about the programme we’ve put together which features some very different but complementary shows with a lots of opportunities for people to get involved both on stage and behind the scenes.

Over the last few years, we’ve produced our 48-hour panto, one big spring production and one big autumn production. For 2017, we’re adding a summer production too!

48-hour pantomime

It wouldn’t be a Geoids season without our now traditional 48-hour panto – oh no it wouldn’t!

We’re back at the LOST Theatre on Sunday 15th January for a one-off performance of a new script by Rob Benton, all cast, rehearsed and staged in one weekend.

Here’s how it works: we audition and start rehearsing Friday evening; we rehearse all day Saturday; we get into the theatre Sunday morning and do a dress rehearsal; and on Sunday afternoon, we put on the show!

It’s silly, fun and a big challenge, but also really rewarding – and many people have come back to take part year after year. If you’d like to be involved, keep Friday 13th to Sunday 15th January free!

My Fair Lady

From 4th to 8th April, we return to the Bridewell Theatre with this classic Lerner and Loewe musical directed by Daniel Penfold.

Based on George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion and made into an Oscar-winning film starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison, My Fair Lady tells the story of Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins’ attempts to coach her to speak “proper” English.

Its memorable musical numbers include “With A Little Bit of Luck”, “I Could Have Danced All Night”, “On the Street Where You Live” and “Get Me to the Church on Time”.

Keep an eye on your emails for information about auditions.

A Chorus Line

In July, we’ll present a very different show. Set in a Broadway theatre during auditions for a musical, A Chorus Line focuses on the performers hoping to make the cut.

The original production in 1976 won a string of Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Original Score, while the London production won the Olivier Award for Best New Musical.

With a book by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban, its songs include “I Hope I Get It”, “I Can Do That” and “One”.

Top Hat

From 31 October to 4 November, we’ll be putting on our top hats, white ties and tails for a 2011 musical inspired by a 1935 old film!

Based on the Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers screwball comedy of the same name, Top Hat is based on the songs of Irving Berlin. The fun story follows American star Jerry Travers and his tempestuous relationship with Dale Tremont, all told with comic characters, mistaken identities, tap dancing and beautiful tunes.

The songs featured in the show include “Top Hat, White Tie and Tails”, “Cheek to Cheek” and “Let’s Face the Music and Dance”. The West End production won the Olivier Award for Best New Musical in 2013.

Get involved

As well as lots of different roles for performers, the shows offer opportunities to get involved in production teams, from prop making and stage managing to choreographing and directing!

Every show requires a dedicated team of people to make it happen. If you’d like to get involved behind the scenes, please email info@geoidsmt.co.uk and let us know.