Aussie theatre name Anna O’Byrne brings her one-woman show, Becoming Eliza, to Sydney for one night only

Australian-grown international star soprano Anna O’Byrne brings her critically acclaimed
one-woman show Becoming Eliza home to Melbourne for one performance only at the
Comedy Theatre this August.

In 2016, Anna O’Byrne was hand-picked by Dame Julie Andrews to play Eliza in the 60th Anniversary production of My Fair Lady. After enchanting audiences nationwide and winning rave reviews along the way, Anna won the coveted Helpmann Award for her performance.

“Anna O’Byrne is one of the loveliest Australian actresses in musical theatre today,” said Andrews. “Her portrayal of Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady was wonderful, and now Becoming Eliza is a tour de force. Don’t miss it! It will warm your heart.”

In Becoming Eliza, Anna O’Byrne reflects on her unique experience, shares stories about working intimately with an internationally adored icon, what it is to share a role created sixty years apart and the lessons she learned from Dame Julie and Eliza.

“Being directed by Dame Julie Andrews in the iconic role she made famous was an experience beyond anything I could have dreamed,” O’Byrne said. “Julie showed me such
warmth, wisdom, wit and, above all, generosity of spirit. I hope to share a little of this spirit
with the audiences of Becoming Eliza.”

The show includes songs from Julie Andrews’ extensive repertoire, including
“Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” and “My Favourite Things”, spanning Mary Poppins to The Sound of
Music and Camelot.

O’Byrne is currently starring in Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, and is best known for her role as Christine Daaé in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, and the original Australian production of its sequel Love Never Dies, for which she was nominated for a Green Room Award,

Becoming Eliza is produced by Enda Markey and with musical direction by Guy Simpson and direction by Sharon Millerchip.

Becoming Eliza premiered at Sydney Opera House and comes to Melbourne as part of a
national tour. The show will also play at Orange Civic Theatre, NSW, on 29 April and Geelong Arts Centre on 22 November.

Purchase your ticket to Becoming Eliza here.