It is a very interesting piece, he says. It has been around a long time and this is a particularly good, vital and lively production full of laughs, gayety and a lot of wit. I think part of the intrigue of the play and the plot is the relationship with Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins. Pickering is always there as a kind of buffer, soother of egos, perhaps. And it's just a very good dramatic piece of theatre.