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Throwbacks to Theatre

A pictorial series of spectacular theatre productions

15 August, 2021

As the global pandemic takes its toll on the vibrant theatre culture of Sri Lanka, with little opportunity at present to give the art of theatre life on stage, the Sunday Observer brings to its readers a series of weekly pictorials of past theatre productions which can be appreciated for their ‘visual splendour’. Thus it is hoped these pictorials will contribute at least in some small way to keep alive the thirst for theatre among our readers and drive the ‘spirit of support’ for theatre artistes to return once more to the stage and enliven the country’s cultural life.

In this fifth instalment of the ‘Throwbacks to Theatre’ pictorial series, the Sunday Observer brings to sight, moments on stage from the spectacular production ‘My Fair Lady’ directed by Surein de S. Wijeyeratne and produced by veteran theatre practitioner Jerome L. de Silva, which went on the boards of the Lionel Wendt in October of 2017, as the triumphant Silver Jubilee production of The Workshop Players. This dazzling production was sponsored by Cargills PLC and Cargills Magic ice-cream, as principal sponsor and co-sponsor, who thus deserve jubilant applause, for their praiseworthy financial support towards realising this magnificent theatre production.

The captivating photographs featured in this pictorial of ‘My Fair Lady’ are credited to the talented theatre photographer Shehal Joseph.