Review: Pygmalion

By John Nathan, May 30, 2008

Old Vic, London SE1

The Old Vic’s Kevin Spacey said Peter Hall’s Bath production “had to be seen in London”. But he would say that, wouldn’t he, especially because Spacey was looking to fill the hole left by Sam Mendes’s cancelled Hamlet and The Tempest. He was right: Hall’s terrific production is anchored by Tim Piggot-Smith’s Professor Higgins and sent soaring by Michelle Dockery’s firstly sour, then serene Eliza Doolittle. (Tel: 0870 060 6628)

Last updated: 9:25am, May 30 2008