Work­ing with Julie mu­si­cal to his ears

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS - LAURA SUL­LI­VAN

SYD­NEYSIDERS will get a chance to see Down­ton Abbey star Charles Ed­wards in the flesh as Pro­fes­sor Hig­gins when My Fair Lady re­turns to the Syd­ney stage.

Ed­wards has played the role in the Brisbane and Mel­bourne runs of the hit mu­si­cal but not in the Har­bour City.

He’ll play op­po­site Anna O’Byrne as El­iza Doolit­tle. The orig­i­nal star Julie An­drews will again di­rect the pro­duc­tion, along­side Tony Award-win­ning Christo­pher Gat­telli and orig­i­nal de­sign­ers Cecil Beaton and Oliver Smith. Ed­wards said the chance to meet Julie An­drews had most at­tracted him to the role.

“It was ter­rific work­ing with her and what she brings. I like to do projects that bring with them some­thing extra. It’s a one off and it won’t hap­pen again. I used to love lis­ten­ing to the songs and as a boy I was very taken with it. Even be­fore I be­came an ac­tor there was some­thing about it, some­thing ap­pealed to me and made me laugh,” Ed­wards said.

The show plays at The Capi­tol Theatre from Au­gust 24.

Pic­ture: Re­becca Michael

Charles Ed­wards and Anna O’Byrne as Pro­fes­sor Hig­gins and El­iza Doolit­tle.

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