News: full casting and creative team for Pygmalion

The Old Vic has announced the full cast and creative team for Pygmalion, a play by George Bernard Shaw, directed by Richard Jones (Endgame, Alcina).

Joining Olivier Award-winners Bertie Carvel (Professor Henry Higgins) and Patsy Ferran (Eliza Doolittle) are Lizzy Connolly (Clara Eynsford Hill), Grace Cookey-Gam (Mrs Eynsford Hill), Steven Dykes (Ensemble), Michael Gould (Colonel Pickering), Liz Jadav (Ensemble), Penny Layden (Mrs Pearce), Sylvestra Le Touzel (Mrs Higgins), John Marquez (Alfred Doolittle), Taheen Modak (Freddy Eynsford Hill), Caroline Moroney (Ensemble), Rohan Rakhit (Ensemble) and Kieran Smith (Aristid Karpathy).

The creative team joining director Richard Jones is also announced today. Pygmalion will feature Design by Stewart Laing (The Hairy Ape, Titanic), Lighting by Adam Silverman (Endgame, Màm), Sound by Tony Gayle (Sylvia, My Neighbour Totoro), Composition & Arrangement by Will Stuart (A Christmas Carol, My Neighbour Totoro), Movement by Sarah Fahie (Endgame, Alcina), Casting by Jessica Ronane CDG, Dialect by William Conacher, Voice by Charlie Hughes-D’Aeth, Costume Supervision by Sarah Bowern and Wigs, Hair and Make-Up Supervision by Keisha-Paris Banya.

Pygmalion will play at The Old Vic from 06 September–28 October with a press performance on Tuesday 19 September and will be the first show of The Old Vic’s 2023/2024 season.  


Director –Richard Jones

Designer –Stewart Laing

Lighting –Adam Silverman

Sound –Tony Gayle

Composer & Arranger –Will Stuart

Movement –Sarah Fahie

Casting –Jessica Ronane CDG

Dialect –William Conacher

Voice –Charlie Hughes-D’Aeth

Costume Supervisor –Sarah Bowern

Wigs, Hair and Make-Up Supervisor –Keisha-Paris Banya


A play by George Bernard Shaw  

Starring Bertie Carvel and Patsy Ferran

06 Sep–28 Oct  

I’ve a right to be here if I like. Same as you.’  

Eliza Doolittle aspires to more than selling flowers on the streets of Covent Garden. 

After a chance meeting with Professor Henry Higgins and Colonel Pickering, she finds herself the subject of a rash bet to pass her off as a lady amongst the great and the good of London society.

Richard Jones (EndgameThe Hairy Ape) directs the Olivier Award-winning duo of Bertie Carvel (The 47th, The Crown) and Patsy Ferran (Camp Siegfried, A Streetcar Named Desire) in George Bernard Shaw’s funny, biting and subversive satire on class, as the ruthless linguist Higgins attempts to transform the brilliantly irrepressible Eliza – who breaks the mould he creates for her.  

Suitable for ages 12+ 

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