‘The Sultan’s Elephant’ by Royal de Luxe, produced in London in 2006 by Artichoke. Photo copyright Sophie Laslett.
It all began on one of those long weekends when no-one was looking. To start with it was just an ordinary, empty day – too busy to see.
Then, suddenly, people started to hear things, they started to wonder … because … wasn’t that … did they really hear an elephant in London?
I picked up a national treasure at the M6 services at midnight on a Thursday. It was a question of survival. She was my last defence against sleep and I must have been the only numpty in Lancashire who had no idea who she was. Continue reading
Alistair McGowan as Henry Higgins
Bernard Shaw’s Pygamilion is on a UK tour a century after its opening night. The humour feels fresh and the message still matters.