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Friends' stage My Fair Lady

The cast during rehearsals of My Fair Lady. Director Ashley Fulton with leads Jeff Smyth (Prof. Henry Higgins) and Joanna Hyndman (Eliza Doolittle).
The cast during rehearsals of My Fair Lady. Director Ashley Fulton with leads Jeff Smyth (Prof. Henry Higgins) and Joanna Hyndman (Eliza Doolittle).

'WITH a bit of Luck' and 'Get Me to the Church on Time' are just some of the songs that you can hear at Friends' School production of 'My Fair Lady.'

There will be five evening performances from Tuesday, November 25 to Saturday, November 29 at 7.30pm, and a Saturday matinee performance at 2pm, and according to Principal Elizabeth Dickson, it is a show not to be missed.

Speaking about the production, Mrs Dickson said, "Excitement has been mounting since auditions were held last May and, over the months, as the production has come together, there has been a real sense of teamwork and camaraderie amongst all those taking part, both pupils and staff onstage and behind the scenes."

'My Fair Lady', has been a firm favourite with audiences around the world for over 50 years. This production is produced and directed by Ashley Fulton who has worked professionally in music theatre and singing for the past 10 years as an award winning performer, vocal coach, director and musical director. Choreographer is Aaron Jones who created new original movement, many styles of dance together to give the production a more contemporary feel.

Speaking about the show, Ashley commented: "Directing and producing a classic musical is something I always see as a real challenge. I want to give it a sense of uniqueness making it look and sound different.

"This production will have a new image thanks to exciting new costumes and a purpose built set."

Tickets are available from Friends' School priced 10/7 (Under 18's) by contacting the school office on 028 9266 2156

Ulster Star
21/12/2008