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Frinton Summer Theatre will once again bring a touch of West End glitz to the east coast when this year’s production of My Fair Lady comes to the famous Big Top Tent on Frinton’s Greensward, 65 years after the show first opened at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. 


Running from Tuesday, 22nd August until Sunday, September 3rd, this classic comedy drama has become one of musical theatre’s all-time favourites. 


Based on George Bernard Shaw's 1913 stage play, Pygmalion, My Fair Lady follows the fortunes of lowly cockney flower-seller Eliza Doolittle. When Eliza overhears Henry Higgins, an arrogant phonetics professor, boast how he could teach her to speak ‘proper’ English, she turns up at his house and challenges him to prove his point. 


Their journey through the intricate conventions of English society takes them both through some unexpected emotional twists that compel both the head and the heart to reconsider long-held perceptions.  


Alongside this presentation of incredible musical theatre, Frinton Summer Theatre will once again be hosting a series of outreach and educational activities within the Big Top Tent throughout the day. All families are welcome to join in.

Frinton Summer Theatre’s producer and artistic director, Clive Brill, said: “Summer days in Frinton are intrinsically linked with the Big Top Tent on the Greensward and the tent has become a firm hit with locals too. We’re producing some of the best musical theatre you will find in the UK. My Fair Lady is one of my very favourite musicals and I can’t wait to start rehearsals! This summer there will also be more than ever for families to see and do throughout the day as we create a festival atmosphere for all ages to enjoy – even before the curtain goes up!

“We are so excited to be presenting My Fair Lady in the Big Top Tent for the 2023 season of Frinton Summer Theatre. This beautiful story has a real sense of magic and some of the most memorable songs in stage history. As always - you can expect a fresh approach at Frinton Summer Theatre. You really will want to dance all night!”

All evening performances are at 7.30pm with matinee performances at 3pm on Thursday and Saturday. There is a signed performance on Saturday, 26th August at 3pm which is bookable via the box office only.  

Tickets are priced at £35 and £40. There is a 10% discount for groups of 10 to 29 and a 15% discount for groups of 30 or more. Accessible seating is available for £35 (carers enjoy 10% discount) while £25 day tickets are available on the day of the performance for Blue Lights card holders. 2 for 1 day tickets are also available on the day of the performance for students presenting a valid student ID. 

Tickets for My Fair Lady go on sale from Friday, June 30th at 10am.

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