Rupert Everett and Kara Tointon in ‘Pygmalion’ — plus, a word about ‘Stomp’


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Updated July 7:

Rupert Everett and Kara Tointon were amazing in Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion — if you’re in London, see it!

Everett’s Higgins is an accomplished scholar who is eventually confronted by the result of his own experiment on another human being. In the process, the audience realizes, if Higgins never does, that he has some issues with mother, women in general, and class. Everett deftly orchestrates all these pieces of Higgins into a convincing whole.

Pygmalion is Tointon’s West End debut, and she’s perfect. Her performance makes certain her future on the West End.

Meanwhile . . . .

Stomp was planned by my wife for me and my younger two daughters. Here’s a question: if the cast stuffs earplugs in their ears, shouldn’t the theater sell earplugs to the audience? What a loud, fun, and funny show!

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