Re-imagined play satirises fashion world

The Barefoot Players are preparing for their next production at the Brighton Fringe Festival.

Pygmalion is performed at The Marlborough Theatre, Princes Street, on June 6 and 7 at 7.30pm and June 8 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

Henry Higgins, professor of phonetics and speech therapist to the stars, makes a bet that he can pass off working-class Eliza Doolittle as a minor royal. George Bernard Shaw’s most popular play is re-imagined in the image-conscious modern world of fashion and celebrity.

It’s a fast-paced satire of society, snobbery and appearance over substance.

The Barefoot Players are a Sussex-based company. Their projects include vibrant renditions of classic plays, new writing and devised theatre, all brought to life with music, flamboyant costumes and their trademark energetic physicality.

Tickets: £8.50 or £6.50. Visit www.brightonfestivalfringe.org.uk.