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The 'B' Word

Alistair McGowan writes and stars in a play about the scandalous first night of GB Shaw's Pygmalion, with Charlotte Page as his irrepressible leading lady, Mrs Patrick Campbell.

Alistair McGowan writes and stars in a play about the scandalous opening night of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion - the first time that the word 'bloody' was used on the British stage. The production also created a passionate love-hate triangle of Shaw (McGowan), his leading man, Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree (Richard McCabe) and his leading lady, the irrepressible Mrs Patrick Campbell (Charlotte Page), who played the 19 year old Eliza Doolittle at the age of 49.

Directed by Emma Harding.

45 minutes

Last on

Fri 26 May 2017 14:15

Credits

Role Contributor
George Bernard Shaw Alistair McGowan
George Alexander David Sturzaker
Mrs Patrick Campbell Charlotte Page
Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree Richard McCabe
Charlotte Shaw Georgie Glen
Merivale Philip Fox
Gurney Simon Ludders
Fishman Simon Ludders
Bell Charlie Clements
Maid Sarah Ridgeway
Director Emma Harding
Writer Alistair McGowan

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