Pygmalion, 2002



Professor Henry Higgins is so sure of his abilities that he takes it upon himself to transform a Cockney working-class girl into someone who can pass for a cultured member of high society. His subject turns out to be the lovely Eliza Doolittle , who agrees to speech lessons to improve her job prospects. Higgins and Eliza clash, then form an unlikely bond, but one that is threatened by an aristocratic suitor.


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Memories, Letters and Publicity

  • The sound effects cue sheet for this show. The first cue was the worst one, as you can see, and involved using two different machines, a reel-to-reel tape recorder and a cassette deck. To keep the sounds flowing Peter Wroe (“Pedro”) would mix the tracks according to how long Val wanted the individual sounds to last. Quite exciting!


  • We are grateful to Virginia Catalano for this memory of her visit to the Grange in 2002, received 30th November 2022:
    “I attended Pygmalion. Driving up to the house on a misty, foggy evening was enchanting. I am from USA but was living in Oxford while teaching maths in the area schools. It was the most memorable experience in England! I had never seen a theatre in a home. A friend knew about the performances there so we rushed to get tickets as they always sold out. I decided to search for this house and memory today from Greenville, South Carolina.
    A magical place in Little Tew.
    It is wonderful to bring back memories like these that have enriched the lives of so many”