My Fair Lady (London)
Ends Aug 27 3h 0m
My Fair Lady (London)
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My Fair Lady (London) London Reviews and Tickets

77%
(34 Reviews)
Positive
91%
Mixed
0%
Negative
9%
Members say
Great singing, Entertaining, Great staging, Funny, Delightful

About the Show

Award-winning revival production of Lerner and Loewe's beloved musical comedy transfers to London.

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Member Reviews (34)

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334 Reviews | 70 Followers
84
Lovely

See it if you love the material.

Don't see it if you hate the material. Read more

38 Reviews | 1 Follower
85
Loverly, Great writing, Clever

See it if you want to see a classic musical filled with wit and featuring some brilliant songs.

Don't see it if you expect a flashy modern musical, this is very much of it’s time and there’s relatively little revision in either script or score.

30 Reviews | 6 Followers
90
Great singing, Great costumes, Great staging

See it if you enjoy classic musicals. The sets and the costumes were amazing, and brilliant performances

Don't see it if you want more fast-paced musicals. It can be slow at times and there aren't many big musical numbers

27 Reviews | 1 Follower
71
Delightful, Fluffy, Great staging, Great singing, Dated

See it if You love classic musicals with set as they were originally written and a great cast.

Don't see it if You are expecting any kind of big modernisation or don't like twee musicals.

24 Reviews | 2 Followers
82
Exquisite, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Delightful

See it if You enjoy classically staged musicals!

Don't see it if You prefer radically reimagined revivals

20 Reviews | 0 Followers
75
Entertaining, Great writing, Great singing, Funny

See it if You love classic musicals and want a feel good show.

Don't see it if You want a fast paced musical - the story can be slow at times.

18 Reviews | 0 Followers
82
Romantic, Masterful, Great acting, Funny, Delightful

See it if Some of the actors put on amazing performances, others bring the play down. Very funny and witty, surprisingly fun show and classic!

Don't see it if If you don’t like text-book musical plays

11 Reviews | 0 Followers
15
Romantic, Slow, Problematic, Outdated, Long

See it if You love old classic musicals/light opera.

Don't see it if If you can’t sit for nearly 2hrs for act one.

Critic Reviews (9)

The Telegraph (UK)
May 18th, 2022

There are elements of this production that feel underpowered. Michael Yeargan’s eye-catching picture-book design has its snags. I wasn’t persuaded that Stephen K Amos as Eliza’s feckless pa was at home at a knees-up. [But Amara] Okereke flowers into magnificence.
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The London Evening Standard
May 19th, 2022

Amara Okereke absolutely smashes it in Bartlett Sher’s joyful staging. Sher manages [to showcase a fresh production of the show] and has surely also turned Okerere from a promising actress into a bona fide star.
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The Stage (UK)
May 19th, 2022

What makes Bartlett Sher’s ... production exciting is clear: two lead performances. Almost everything else, unfortunately, is problematic. Conductor Gareth Valentine has a hugely luxurious 36-piece band ... [that is] badly muddied by the baffling decision to smother them with orchestral amplification.
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The Guardian (UK)
May 18th, 2022

It is solidly performed all round but characterless and sedate. Funny moments ... never really catch fire. The chemistry between Higgins and Eliza never kicks in. Could it be that this Disneyfied Englishness is simply built to win the hearts, and wallets, of West End tourists or is that too cynical?
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The Times (UK)
May 19th, 2022

This is a very decent, very stylish, eventually quite audacious My Fair Lady. Not, though, a great one. If the evening doesn’t raise the heart rate, the gear change at the end ensures a decent revival ends up somewhere more memorable.
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London Theatre
May 19th, 2022

Okereke’s ambitious Eliza can hold her own. Harry Hadden-Paton, reprising the role from Broadway, is a riveting whirlwind of a Higgins. The supporting cast is more of a mixed bag ... Most glaringly, Amos is miscast as Doolittle.
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Time Out London
May 19th, 2022

Bartlett Sher’s production is slick and accomplished, but loses the narrative's subtlety in a crowd-pleasing burst of top-hatted kitsch. This production will just about satisfy its fans, without offering enough to win over sceptics.
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What's On Stage (UK)
May 19th, 2022

Sher's WD40-approach to what is often a rusty and cantankerous musical has gelled well in places. The contemporary pertinence is hard to avoid – the patronising and privileged ... [is] ignorant. The break-out star, as well she should be, is Amara Okereke's Eliza ... a performer who is primed to leave her mark on the theatre world.
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