It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen wrote six novels in her lifetime, each one of them sparkling studies of character, manners and morals. Or is it?
Hope, despair and the poetry of the everyday meld together in Errol John’s rich, human drama, currently showing at Cambridge Arts Theatre.
100 years since it was first performed, George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion returns to the stage to tell the Cinderella story of a cockney flower girl, plucked from the street by a professor of phonetics, then transformed, through the power of language, into a lady.
It’s hard to imagine women facing ruin and rejection simply for wanting to go to university, or causing a stir by riding a bicycle (legs astride!) in public.