The First Night of Pygmalion
~ Directed by Mel Davis ~
The First Night of Pygmalion was first performed in 1968 and depicts backstage events during the first British production of George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion.
It depicts the backstage tensions between Shaw, Mrs Patrick Campbell who played Eliza Doolitle, and Herbert Beerbohm Tree who played Professor Higgins, including the controversy surrounding the line "not bloody likely". It is mainly based on letters, diaries and newspaper reports from the time.
The play has twice been adapted for British television.
|Barry Lee||George Bernard Shaw|
|Gerry Janes||Sir Herbert Beerbohm|
|Elizabeth Roberts||Mrs Patrick Campbell|
|Nicholas Chapman||Other characters|
|Maisie Ditton||Other characters|
|Cynthia Harrison||Other characters|
|Georgie Dover||Other characters|