'The Galleon Theatre Company's performance of Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion was a truly captivating experience...' - The Mercury


Performed at the Greenwich Playhouse August 2000

Pygmalion was the third production of Galleon Theatre Company's much acclaimed season which re-opened the Greenwich Playhouse - London's newest state-of-the-art studio theatre.

Pygmalion tells the story of a humble flower girl who asks a phonetics professor to transform her into a lady. The compelling events which unfold, together with the play's raging battle of the sexes, powerful arguments on inequality and a class-riddled society, remain of contemporary social and political relevance.

Shaw's devastatingy witty play continues to move, challenge and greatly entertain.


  • Director: Bruce Jamieson
  • Producer: Alice de Sousa


  • Miss Eynsford-Hill - Abigail Halley
  • Mrs Eynsford-Hill - Helen M Minassian
  • Freddy - Nick Cooper
  • Eliza - Imogen Butler-Cole
  • Pickering - Andrew Sinnott
  • Higgins - Jonathan Hansler
  • Mrs Pearce - Deirdra Whelan
  • Mrs Higgins - Janet Hargreaves


  • Stage Manager - Jennifer Farmer
  • Lighting Designer - John Treherne
  • Set Designer - Cleo Pettitts
  • Costume Designer - Samatha Adams
  • Properties - Alison Ord
  • Publicity Designer - Alison Rayner
  • Stills Photographer - Paul Welch


'The Galleon Theatre Company's performance of Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion was a truly captivating experience. The production is srnsitive in that as the lights of the final scene dip, we as an audience are not left with clear feelings about who was right and who was wrong; motivations are complex and often contradictory. This production is a must-see for theatre-goers.' - The Mercury

'The intimate atmosphere of the Greenwich Playhouse is perfect for this absorbing production, rich in humour and entertainment value.' - Kentish Times

'Producer Alice de Sousa and director Bruce Jamieson take no risks with their faithful period setting and the show does remain enjoyable and utterly charming.' - The Stage

'This production rescues Shaw from his reputation as a man of ideas who deals in cardboard cut-out characters. That in itself is quiet an achievement.' - What's On In London