The science of speech. That’s my profession. I can place any man within six miles. I can place him within two miles in London. Sometimes within two streets.
Over one hundred years after it was written, this radical new production explores one of the most celebrated comedies of the 20th century, Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion.
Witness the transformation of Eliza Doolittle in a world where people can be digitally altered within seconds. Through video and sound technology, director Sam Pritchard’s fearless new staging interrogates class identity and social mobility in Britain today and asks us: how much do our voices still define who we are?
Headlong returns to Oxford Playhouse following recent productions of 1984, The Absence of War and Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme.
Duration: 2 hours with interval
Captioned performances are excellent for people who are deaf, deafened and hard of hearing. In these performances, the text of the performance is displayed above and to the side of the stage. They may also be of interest for those whose first language isn’t English and for anyone who finds it helpful to follow the text during a show.
Audio described performances are designed for blind or partially sighted audience members. Via headphones, a live narrator describes the action in the pauses between the onstage dialogue. Touch tours accompany audio described performances
Presented by Headlong, Nuffield and West Yorkshire Playhouse
By Bernard Shaw
Directed by Sam Pritchard
Age guideline: 12+
Captioned performance: Wed
Audio described performance: Sat: 2.30pm | Touch Tour: 1pm
Post show talk: Wed