ROLE OF A LIFE­TIME

SO THRILLED TO PLAY ELIZA

Comment News (Gosnells) - - Street Watch -

EMILY Botje can­not wait to tackle the fa­mous role of Eliza Doolit­tle in the up­com­ing adap­ta­tion of Pyg­malion.

Botje, who stud­ied drama at John Curtin Col­lege of the Arts and works in Madding­ton, plays the lead role in the adap­ta­tion or Ge­orge Bernard Shaw’s most pop­u­lar play, which was the in­spi­ra­tion for the mu­si­cal My Fair Lady.

Pgy­malion is the tale of a young, lower-class cock­ney girl who is trans­formed into an up­per class lady and was first per­formed in 1913.

Botje said it was a plea­sure to por­tray Eliza. “She shares any­thing and ev­ery­thing that comes to mind, re­sult­ing in hi­lar­i­ous mo­ments,” she said.

Botje said the big­gest chal­lenge was repli­cat­ing Eliza’s cock­ney ac­cent.

“It's im­por­tant to un­der­stand what she says rather than just how she should say it,” she said.

Pyg­malion plays at the Lime­light Theatre in Wan­neroo at 8pm Oc­to­ber 12-14 and 18-21 with a 2pm mati­nee Oc­to­ber 15.

Tick­ets are $21 for adults and $18 for con­ces­sion, book at www.lime­lightthe­atre.com.au or on 0499 954 016 be­tween 9am and mid­day, Mon­day to Fri­day.

Owen Phillips (Henry Hig­gins) and Emily Botje (Eliza Dolit­tle) bring this ev­er­green play to life.

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