First Plea - We have already had to cancel our first play of the 2012 season, Talk Radio, due to a lack of men, please don't force us to do the same to the second play, Pygmalion. We need a gentlemen to play the part of Colonel Pickering, so if you are one, or know of one, get in touch as soon as possible, please. Second plea - By September 2012 we will have lost our storage and set building facility at Sopley. This will affect, not only us, but several local groups, including Highcliffe Charity Players, Regent Rep, Theatre 2000, and New Milton Operatic Society. We are currently looking for a space, approximately 2000 sq ft that we can rent. If you know of anywhere, not too far away and not ridiculously expensive, we would love to hear from you. These two problems could jeopardise the future of our group if this continues - we are asking for your support
- Terri Jowett
Professor of Phonetics, Henry Higgins makes a bet that he can train a bedraggled Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, to pass for a duchess at an ambassador's garden party by teaching her to assume a veneer of gentility, the most important element of which, he believes, is impeccable speech. The play is a sharp lampoon of the rigid British class system of the day and a comment on women's independence, packaged as a romantic comedy.