Dominic West will star as Professor Henry Higgins in Lerner and Loewe’s classic musical My Fair Lady at the Sheffield Theatres. The show is directed by Sheffield Theatres’ Artistic Director Daniel Evans, an Olivier Award winner and Tony nominee for his starring role in the revival of Sunday in the Park with George, and co-stars Carly Bawden (The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe) as Eliza Doolittle. My Fair Lady runs at Sheffield Theatres’ Crucible Theatre December 12 through January 26 with an official opening scheduled for December 18.
Adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion, My Fair Lady centers on Henry Higgins, an opinionated linguistics professor, and Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower seller. Higgins makes a wager with a colleague that within six months he can transform Doolittle into a society lady. He wins the bet, but doesn't bargain for the profound effect she has on his life. The musical includes the popular Lerner and Loewe numbers “On The Street Where you Live,” “With A Little Bit of Luck,” “I Could Have Danced All Night” and “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly.”
Dominic West appeared on stage in Othello, Butley, Life is a Dream, Rock ‘n’ Roll, The Voysey Inheritance, As You Like It, Design for Living The Country Wife and The Seagull. He is perhaps best known for his role as Detective Jimmy McNulty on TV’s The Wire as well as his film roles in Chicago, Mona Lisa Smile, 300, 28 Day, John Carter, The Awakening, Hannibal Rising and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
My Fair Lady will feature choreography by Alistair David, musical direction by Nigel Lilley, set and costume design by Paul Wills, lighting design by Tim Mitchell and sound design by Simon Baker.
In addition to My Fair Lady, the Sheffield Theatres’ season also includes Macbeth, The Village Bike, A Taste of Honey, Straight and The Full Monty.