Pygmalion – The Australian Shakespeare Company

One flower girl. Two experts. Free lessons. Six months. Duchess required.

Professor Higgins bets he can transform the life of a flower girl by helping her learn to speak proper English rather than her cockney dialect.

Witness the transformation of Eliza Doolittle. An insanely witty play that has the problem of our “common” English language at its heart. A razor-sharp exploration of social and gender inequality, transformation and the awakening of self-respect that remains relevant over one hundred years since the play’s first performance.

The play that inspired the classic musical, “My Fair Lady” and over one hundred years after it was written, see this production reimagined by The Australian Shakespeare Company.


Directed by Greg Caroll
Sound Design by Paul Norton
Lighting by Peter Amesbury
Produced by Glenn Elston


Genevieve Kingsford


Elizabeth Brennen


Andrew Cullimore


Philip Hayden

Colonel Pickering

Martin Moolman


Helen Hopkins

Mrs Higgins

Leah Baulch

Mrs Hill / Mrs Pearce

Syd Brisbane

Alfred Doolittle

School Groups Welcome

Study Pack Available. Click here to book your school group or call our office on 03 8676 7511 or email us

Melbourne Season

11 to 23 June 2018
Various performance times
Check Performance Schedule for more info. 

approx. 2 hours inc. intermission.


Athenaeum Theatre 2 (Indoors)
188 Collins Street, Melbourne

Tickets are also sold on-site at the box office from 1 hour prior to the performance start time (subject to availability).

SALE (The Wedge)

Wednesday 20 June 2018 at 8:00PM
Thursday 21 June 2018 at 1:00PM

Performance Schedule

Monday 11 June 2018 6:30 PM
Tuesday 12 June 2018 6:30 PM
Wednesday 13 June 2018 1:00 PM
Wednesday 13 June 2018 7:30 PM
Thursday 14 June 2018 7:30 PM
Friday 15 June 2018 7:30 PM
Saturday 16 June 2018 1:00 PM
Saturday 16 June 2018 7:30 PM
Monday 18 June 2018 6:30 PM
Tuesday 19 June 2018 6:30 PM
Friday 22 June 2018 7:30 PM
Saturday 23 June 2018 1:00 PM
Saturday 23 June 2018 7:30 PM