ROLE OF A LIFETIME
SO THRILLED TO PLAY ELIZA
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.