Mother and daughter on stage for Exmouth Players' production

PUBLISHED: 11:28 04 June 2009 | UPDATED: 11:06 10 June 2010

Zoe and her mum Wendy

Zoe and her mum Wendy

WHEN Zoe Bishop takes the lead role of Eliza Doolittle in the Exmouth Players production of Pygmalion at the Blackmore Theatre from Friday June 12 - Saturday June 20, her mother, Wendy, will also be on stage.

WHEN Zoe Bishop takes the lead role of Eliza Doolittle in the Exmouth Players' production of Pygmalion at the Blackmore Theatre from Friday June 12 - Saturday June 20, her mother, Wendy, will also be on stage.

Wendy takes the role of Mrs Eynsford-Hill, whose son Freddie falls hopelessly in love with cockney flower-girl, Eliza. Freddie will be played by Leigh Steedman, who is also the stage co-ordinator for this year's Charles Vance Summer Play Festival at the Manor Pavilion, Sidmouth.

The inimitable Brian Toye is cast as Colonel Pickering, who doubts whether Henry Higgins (Sam Pike) can pass Eliza off as a lady by changing her speech. Other members of this capable cast who will cause much laughter are: Ben Redding (Alfred Doolittle the Dustman), Pat Cowey (Mrs Higgins), Alison Johns (Clara), Fin O'Leary (Mrs Pearce), Sarah Wood (Parlour maid), Helen Ballard (Dolly) and Sarah Wood (Emily).

Director Peter Nickols-Rawle has some super surprises in store and this George Bernard Shaw classic, complete with colourful period costumes, is sure to make ideal entertainment for a June evening.

Tickets are on sale at the Magnolia Kiosk for performances that start at 8pm.

Roger Simmonds

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