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Characters: My Fair Lady

Eliza Doolittle: A cockney flower girl from Lisson Grove, Eliza works outside Covent Garden. Her potential to become “a lady” becomes the object of a bet between Higgins and Pickering.

Henry Higgins: A British, upper class professional bachelor, Higgins is a world-famous phonetics expert, teacher, and author of “Higgins’ Universal Alphabet.”

Colonel Pickering: A retired British officer with colonial experience, Pickering is the author of “Spoken Sanskrit.”

Alfred P. Doolittle: Eliza’s father, Doolittle is an elderly but vigorous dustman.

Freddy Eynsford-Hill: An upper class young man, Freddy becomes completely smitten with Eliza.

Mrs. Eynsford-Hill: A friend of Mrs. Higgins, Mrs. Eynsford-Hill is Freddy’s mother.

Mrs. Higgins: Henry’s long-suffering mother.

Bartender: George works the Tottenham Court Road Pub.

Harry: Drinking companion of Alfred Doolittle.

Jamie: Drinking companion of Alfred Doolittle.

Mrs. Pearce: Henry Higgins’ housekeeper.

Mrs. Hopkins: A cockney woman of Tottenham Court.

Prof. Zoltan Karpathy: A bearded Hungarian, Karpathy is a former phonetics student of Henry Higgins who fancies himself impossible to dupe when it comes to identifying the origin of anyone’s speech patterns.

A Bystander

First Cockney, Second Cockney, Third Cockney, Fourth Cockney: Four men who form a Cockney quartet.

Butler: Henry Higgins’s household employee.

Footman: Henry Higgins’s household employee.

Lord Boxington: A friend of Mrs. Higgins, Boxington is an Ascot race patron.

Lady Boxington: The wife of Lord Boxington.

Flower Girl

Footman: An embassy employee

Selsey Man: A bystander outside Covent Garden

Various Servants, Maids, Stewards, Etc.

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The Winter's Tale

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Henry VIII

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The Mountaintop

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Silent Sky

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Much Ado About Nothing

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