G. B. Shaw´s «Pygmalion» – Teatro Principal, Santiago

On April 6, 2016, a theatre complany called ‘Gota Productions’ performed an adaptation of G.B. Shaw’s Pygmalion in the Teatro Principal, a quaint, classic small theatre in the heart of the old quarter of Santiago the Compostela. A group of Chester College students attended the show.

This play was mainly a critique of the old unfair social system in English society. Eliza Dolitte, the main character, played by Teresa Lozano, was a poor flower street seller who had a big dream: to become a singer. The main problem was that she had to learn how to act and speak like a person from high society, but the only thing that she had was ambition and a very special teacher, Henry Higgins.

Personally, I loved the performance. The actors acted really well and the criticism of the class system was impressive because it represented the reality of that time. On the other hand, it would be better if the theatre group improved the scenery because I think that It was a little bit poor.

In my opinion, all types of people could enjoy this performance if they can understand English well because some of the actors had difficult accents, but it was definitely worth it.

  • Iris Melero Ferrero
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