Pygmalion and My Fair Lady, we all think we know the story, but what happens when the roles are reversed?
Mel is an impoverished, young, creative writing lecturer on a temporary contract at a prestigious Midlands University, whose life is spinning out of control. Eddy is a middle-aged, unemployed ex car-worker from the Black Country with old-fashioned views. Sparks fly when Mel is assigned as Eddy’s personal tutor in Carolyn Scott-Jeffs’s funny and touching contemporary examination of class, equality, and politics in higher education.
Lichfield based theatre company The Unruly Regiment are creators of the award-winning plays Fanny A New MusicHall and Wolfie and the Showgirl. This workshop production of Edifying Eddy is generously supported by the Sir Barry Jackson Trust and stars Tom Roberts (Coronation Street) as Eddy and Lizzie Wofford (The Archers) as Mel.