Working with Julie musical to his ears
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.
Charles Edwards and Anna O’Byrne as Professor Higgins and Eliza Doolittle.