|19 May 2022
Wouldn't it be loverly?
Yes, the latest Eastbournian Society theatre trip certainly was a 'loverly' day out for the 41 members who took advantage of the discounted group rate tickets we were able to buy.
A day after its premiere at the Coliseum in London, the ES group attended the first matinee of the run of My Fair Lady on Thursday 19 May and were treated to a sumptuous production of the latest revivial of this classic musical.
Leading the cast as Eliza was Amara Okereke, and it was a privilege to see her performance. The Evening Standard's review called her 'an Eliza Doolittle for a new generation' and said: 'The first black actress to play the role, the 25-year-old has an effortlessly clear, full and expressive singing voice and can be meltingly soft, blazingly furious and beautifully still. She owns the Coliseum stage, and the role.'
A few of the lucky ES members who went along are pictured here outside the theatre.