AN AMATEUR operatic society from Elton is staging its first musical since the pandemic with a production of My Fair Lady.

All Saint’s (Elton) Amateur Operatic Society (AOS) will take the stage at The Met in June with their interpretation of Lerner and Loewe’s classic musical.

The musical is set in Edwardian London and tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a flower seller with a thick cockney accent who undertakes elocution lessons with a pompous phonetic professor, Henry Higgins.

Higgins bets he can teach even Eliza to speak with a perfect upper-class accent and her final test is to pass as a lady at the Embassy Ball.

The musical made its first appearance on Broadway in 1956, before being turned into a 1964 film starring Audrey Hepburn.

Bury Times: An AOS ensemble member at rehearsals. Photo: Rebecca Foster An AOS ensemble member at rehearsals. Photo: Rebecca Foster

Bury Times: The My Fair Lady cast rehearse songs from the musical. Photo: Rebecca FosterThe My Fair Lady cast rehearse songs from the musical. Photo: Rebecca Foster

Rebecca Foster, a member of the ensemble, said: “My Fair Lady is one of the most popular musicals ever, we due to stage it in 2020 but we’ve had to delay it for two years.

“Coincidently it’s set in the same year that our society started which was 1912, so we thought that was quite interesting.”

AOS’s production coincides with a revival of the musical currently taking place in London, and the production at the Met will feature all the same professional tracks.

The cast have also received vocal coaching from professional opera singer Nicola Mills and the production was directed by former Disney performer Andy Milthorpe.

“It’s fun, its very very high energy,” added Rebecca.

“We’ve got a beautiful singer, our Eliza is absolutely stunning.

“It’s a fun evening and its such a great show and we’ve got members of the society throughout Bury that are just so passionate about theatre.”

The production will be the society’s first musical since the beginning of the pandemic and its latest production since it staged Abigail’s party in September last year.

Rebecca said: “Its going to be a relief, this is going to be the first time for a lot of our members.

"We have a wide range of ages in the cast, between the ages of 8 to 80.

"It's been so great for us all to get together again to sing and dance, while having enormous fun."  

All Saints (Elton) AOS celebrates its 110th anniversary this year and perform shows throughout the year.

My Fair Lady will be on stage at The Met from Wednesday 29th June to Saturday 2nd July with tickets available on The Met’s website.