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‘Zings off the stage’: My Fair Lady, at Leeds Playhouse, reviewed

29 June 2024

9:00 AM

29 June 2024

9:00 AM

My Fair Lady

Leeds Playhouse, until 29 June

The Daughter of the Regiment

Grange Park Opera, until 6 July

If you want to kill a musical, make it into a movie. Cats, Phantom of the Opera, South Pacific… cinema history is littered with dud remakes of world-conquering theatrical sensations. But it’s almost worse when a film musical succeeds on its own terms, and – like a mask eating into the face – proceeds to write over the original show in the collective memory.

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