My Fair Lady to come to Birmingham Hippodrome in 2023

The company of the Lincoln Center Production of My Fair Lady (Credit: Joan Marcus)

Birmingham Hippodrome have announced that the New York’s Lincoln Center’s multi award-winning production of 'My Fair Lady' will play at the theatre in 2023.

Directed by Bartlett Sher, this sublime production was the winner of the Tony Award for Best Costume Design, 5 Outer Critics’ Circle Awards including Best Musical Revival, the Drama League Award for Outstanding Musical Revival, and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Musical Revival and Costume Design. Bartlett Sher said:

“Getting a chance to revisit Shaw's extraordinary story of class and privilege in a new age is a rare and special event and I am thrilled to be able to take this epic musical on tour for audiences up and down the country to enjoy.”

My Fair Lady tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a “proper lady”.

With a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe, My Fair Lady boasts a score including I Could Have Danced All Night, Get Me to the Church on Time, Wouldn’t It Be Loverly and On the Street Where You Live.

The show premiered on Broadway in March 1956, winning 6 Tony Awards (including Best Musical) and becoming the longest-running musical in Broadway history at the time. Following this success, the production transferred to London in 1958, where it played in the West End for five and a half years.

My Fair Lady has seen many notable revivals and adaptations, including the acclaimed 1964 film starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison, which won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Most recently on the London stage, Cameron Mackintosh’s 2001 revival at Theatre Royal Drury Lane won three Olivier Awards, and later toured across the UK and Ireland in 2005.

Casting for the tour will be announced in due course.

Tickets will go on sale to Birmingham Hippodrome Friends on Tuesday 7 June at 11am and to groups on Wednesday 8 June at 11am, before going on general sale from 11am on Thursday 9 June. 

For more information, or to book your seats, head to or call 0844 338 5000.


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