Swiss Cultural Fund UK

Swiss Cultural Fund UK

Christoph Marthaler_ My Fair Lady - A Language Laboratory_Edinburgh_August

Christoph Marthaler, one of Europe’s most acclaimed and influential directors whose work has rarely been seen in the UK, skillfully blended music by Weber, Wagner, Bryan Adams and Ravel into a subversive, profound and funny examination of language and linguistic confusion. Theater Basel performed this piece which is very loosely based on My Fair Lady and set in a language laboratory where its characters attempt to learn English from an eccentric professor. The Lowland Hall at the Royal Highland Centre Ingliston was transformed into a theatre space where a special studio space allowed the audience to be up close and personal with the characters.