My Fair Lady audio described performance and touch tour
Sun 20 Sep 2020, 04:00 pm
Sun 20 Sep 2020, 07:00 pm
Isaac Theatre Royal
145 Gloucester Street Christchurch
Musical Theatre, Family, Arts Culture,
Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets
In conjunction with Blind and Low Vision NZ, Showbiz Christchurch is staging an audio described performance and preshow touch tour for patrons with visual impairments on Sunday 5 April 2020.
The preshow touch tour begins at 12:30 pm for up to 60 minutes. Patrons are able to get up close with the set, costumes, props, etc, meet some of the principals, and hear from some of the production team.
The audio described performance follows later in the afternoon at 4pm.
Numbers are limited to 20 patrons requiring AD headsets. AD patrons may also bring one companion at the same discounted price.
Full information is available by contacting Wendy Riley at Showbiz Christchurch firstname.lastname@example.org or Petronella Spicer at Blind and Low Vision NZ's Christchurch office.
About My Fair Lady
The cherished story of Cockney flower seller Eliza Doolittle (played originally by Julie Andrews and Audrey Hepburn) and pompous linguistics professor Henry Higgins, who wagers he can transform the street-smart girl from the East End gutters into a proper Edwardian society lady. But who really will be transforming whom?
This clash of class, intellect and personalities spark some of musical theatre’s wittiest banter and memorable songs including ‘Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?’, ‘The Rain in Spain’, ‘On the Street Where You Live’, ‘I Could Have Danced All Night’, and ‘Get Me to the Church on Time’.
When My Fair Lady was first performed in Christchurch in 1962, it set the record at the Theatre Royal, running for 171 performances to an audience of 200,000.
The 60th Anniversary of My Fair Lady was celebrated in 2016 with a production directed by Julie Andrews. A Broadway revival followed in 2018 and received a Tony Awards nomination, and won three awards for “Outstanding Revival of a Musical”.
Showbiz Christchurch is delighted to bring a stunning new production of this “musical of all musicals” back to Christchurch in 2020.