You will go to see My Fair Lady for the gloriously sung tunes, hats and costume and a reminder on the intractable sexism and arrogance of the middle aged bachelor whose mother has failed to educate him in how to behave. What I don’t think you will necessarily love, on this occasion, is Bartlett Sher’s direction. See My Fair Lady for the music and To Kill a Mocking Bird for his creative direction!
Kevin Elyot was commissioned to write a new play for Hampstead which was My Night With Reg which was turned down, presumably by, the then, Artistic Director at Hampstead, Jenny Topper. Not something you want to put on your cv! Stephen Daldry had just taken over as Artistic Director at the Royal Court and he snapped up My Night With Reg, asked Roger Michell to direct and cast David Bamber as Guy, Anthony Calf as John, the ebullient John Sessions as Daniel, and Joe Duttine as Eric.