Eleni Cashell

PYGMALION revival to star Bertie Carvel and Patsy Ferran

The Old Vic has announced the first production of its 2023/24 season will be PYGMALION.

The iconic play will star Bertie Carvel as Professor Henry Higgins and Patsy Ferran as Eliza Doolittle.

The revival of George Bernard Shaw's classic play will be directed by Richard Jones and will run at the Old Vic from 6 September to 28 October 2023.

Pygmalion tells the story of Eliza, who becomes the focus of a bet for Henry Higgins, who must pass her off as a lady amongst London's high society.

No stranger to the stage, both Bertie Carvel and Patsy Ferran are Olivier Award winners, with Ferran recently receiving another Olivier nomination for her performance in A Streetcar Named Desire.

Talking about returning to the Old Vic, director Richard Jones said: "I'm very happy to return to the welcoming and supportive team at the Old Vic having been here in 2015 and 2020 with The Hairy Ape and Endgame respectively."

The Old Vic's artistic director Matthew Warchus added: "I'm very excited to welcome back to the Old Vic the truly exceptional talents of Patsy Ferran, Bertie Carvel and Richard Jones. I anticipate explosive results as they take on Shaw's searing and iconic study of identity and control."

Full casting and creatives will be announced at a later date.