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Pygmalion

Pygmalion

MON 2 - SAT 7 JUN

George Bernard Shaw's

Pygmalion

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David Grindley’s production proves a continuous delight THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

A major new revival of this enduring masterpiece.

Starring Alistair McGowan as Henry Higgins with Rula Lenska and Jamie Foreman and introducing Rachel Barry as Eliza Doolittle.

BAFTA award-winner Alistair McGowan stars as Henry Higgins in this entertaining and beguiling exploration of gender and class, perhaps best known as the inspiration for the musical My Fair Lady.

Professor Higgins makes a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering that he can transform the manners of Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle and so begins a story packed with a host of larger than life characters; full of wit, style and humour.

Alistair has received critical acclaim for West End appearances such as Little Shop Of Horrors, for which he received an Olivier Award nomination. He is joined by leading stage and TV actress Rula Lenska (Claudia Colby in Coronation Street) in the role of Mrs Higgins and Jamie Foreman (Derek Branning in EastEnders).


TIMES
Evenings: 7.30pm
Thu & Sat matinee: 2.30pm

TICKETS (bkg fees apply*)
Mon-Thu performances: £27, £24, £22, £18
Premier Seats: £31.50
Fri & Sat performances: £29, £27, £24, £22
Premier Seats: £33.50

DISCOUNTS
Concessions: £3 off top two prices & Premier Seats
The Marlowe Friends: £4.50 off top two prices & Premier Seats 
Discovery Tickets (for 16-26yrs & full-time students): £8 (Mon, limited availability, bkg fees apply*)
Groups: Bring 10 or more people and get 10% off. Bring 25 or more people and get 15% off
Schools: All tickets £10, one teacher goes free with every 10 students (Thu performances)

*Booking Fees Apply. By phone & in person: £1 per ticket booking fee. Online: 75p per ticket booking fee. The Marlowe Friends: 75p per ticket booking fee (by phone, in person & online). The maximum fee you will be charged when booking by phone or in person is £8. Booking fees are unlimited online.

An extra charge of £1 applies if you would also like your tickets posted. Marlowe Friends do not pay a postage charge. There is no booking fee made for group bookings of 15 tickets or more or customers with access needs, when booking by phone or in person.



“Alistair McGowan is outstanding….shines in a show that does Shaw proud.”
THE TELEGRAPH

“Bubbling with wit.”
THE TELEGRAPH

“David Grindley’s production proves a continuous delight.”
THE TELEGRAPH

“Rachel Barry is an absolute treat as Eliza, wonderfully funny.”
THE TELEGRAPH

“Rula Lenska is superb as the grand Mrs Higgins.”
THE TELEGRAPH

“Jamie Foreman offers a comic tour de force as that “original moralist” Alfred Doolitle.”
THE TELEGRAPH

“...a strong cast…make the play as relevant today as it was 100 years ago.”
SUNDAY MIRROR

“This skillful, engaging and delightfully good-looking production.”
SUNDAY MIRROR

“David Grindley’s production is a firecracker.”
LIBBY PURVES, THEATRECAT

“Alistair McGowan as Professor Higgins…is tremendous.”
LIBBY PURVES, THEATRECAT

“For two and a half hours you think, you laugh, you feel, you admire. Shaw can be a struggle for modern audiences, but this is a corker.”
LIBBY PURVES, THEATRECAT


British Sign Language interpreted performance: Thu 5 Jun, 7.30pm
Audio Described performance: Sat 7 Jun, 2.30pm
STAGETEXT captioned performance: Sat 7 Jun, 2.30pm


To book tickets on-line, click on the Book Now button. 

IN PERSON
The Marlowe Theatre Box Office is open from 9am to 6pm Monday - Saturday. 
When there is a show, we remain open until 30 minutes after the performance begins.

BY TELEPHONE
Tickets can be booked on 01227 787787 with all major debit and credit cards 
(except American Express).

OPENING HOURS
The Marlowe Theatre Box Office is open for personal bookings Mon - Sat 9am - 5.30pm.
Telephone bookings can be made between Mon - Sat 9am - 6pm.
If paying by cheque or postal order, please make it payable to Canterbury City Council.

RESERVATIONS
Tickets can be reserved without payment for up to four days, or 24hrs prior to the performance - whichever is the soonest.

BOOKING FEE & DELIVERY CHARGE

The following per ticket fees apply when booking tickets at our theatre:

  • Booking by phone and in person at our Box Office: £1 per ticket booking fee
  • Booking online: 75p per ticket booking fee
  • The Marlowe Friends (booking by phone, in person at the Box Office and online): 75p per ticket booking fee
  • For all productions in The Marlowe Studio (booking by phone, in person at the Box Office and online): 75p per ticket booking fee

The maximum booking fee you will be charged, when booking your tickets in person or over the phone, is £8. If you book more than 15 tickets per transaction, in person or over the phone, you will not be charged a booking fee.

If you book online, you will be charged a per ticket booking fee for all of the tickets that you book, with no maximum booking fee charge. Customers with access needs are not charged a booking fee if booking by phone and in person.

An extra charge of £1 applies if you would like your tickets posted. The Marlowe Friends do not pay a postage charge.

Booking fees do not apply for creative workshops, school group bookings, artist talks and gift vouchers.

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Booking tickets on-line as a Marlowe Friend.

If you are a Marlowe Friend, you need to login with your email address and password to get your Friends discount and priority booking online.

If you are a Marlowe Friend who has not registered for on-line bookings before, please read our guide to on-line bookings.


Good Companions Event: Sat 11.30am. A talk from the company with a programme and soft drink. Only £2 when booking for the show.




 

 
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