Stephen K Amos to star in My Fair Lady | Comedian cast as Alfred P. Doolittle

Stephen K Amos to star in My Fair Lady

Comedian cast as Alfred P. Doolittle

Stephen K Amos is to star in a  major new production of My Fair Lady at the London Coliseum.

The stand-up will play Alfred P. Doolittle in the show, opposite the previously announced Amara Okereke as Eliza and Dame Vanessa Redgrave as Mrs Higgins.

Smooth-talking Alfred is Eliza’s hypocritical, moralising father, who turns up at Professor Higgins’ house asking for money – where it soon emerges he threw his daughter out into the street two years.

This is the first major West End revival of Lerner & Loewe’s musical for 21 years, and starts its 16-week run on May 7s.

Away from stand-up, Amos previously starred in last year’s revival of My Night With Reg and One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest as part of an ensemble of comedians at the 2004 Edinburgh Fringe.

It was also announced today that Malcolm Sinclair will play the role of Colonel Pickering. Harry Hadden-Paton reprises his performance as Henry Higgins, for which he was nominated for a Tony on Broadway in 2018 for this revival.

Adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion, My Fair Lady premiered on Broadway in March 1956, winning six Tony Awards including best musical, and becoming the longest-running musical in Broadway history at the time. That production transferred to London in 1958, where it played in the West End for five and a half years.

Amos is currently in Australia, performing his Before And Laughter stand-up show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. 

Tickets for My Fair Lady  are now on sale here

Published: 31 Mar 2022

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