DONNING a dustman’s togs is Jonny Tate as he plays the iconic role of Alfred Doolittle in Keighley.

Jonny is returning to Keighley Musical Theatre Company to play Eliza Doolittle’s father in the musical My Fair Lady.

Alfred is a working-class man with a mind of a philosopher who demands to know what English professor Henry Higgins wants with his flower-seller daughter.

As the main story progresses – Higgins teaching Eliza to be a lady – Alfred has his own appointment with destiny after his long-standing girlfriend demands a wedding ring.

And it all culminates in Jonny, an actor with more than 30 years’ experience a multitude of diverse roles, singing Get Me To The Church On Time.

Keighley Musical Theatre Company spokesman David Brett said: “With experience both as a performer and a director, Jonny has been involved with numerous societies both in the local area and further afield.

“He has been lucky enough to be a part of the National Theatre and the RSC, directing their Shakespeare Schools productions, performed at the Edinburgh Fringe festival, directed in Germany, France and The Netherlands, and appeared in professional productions at The Barbican, Alhambra and Leeds Grand.”

Jonny will perform in My Fair Lady at Victoria Hall from October 18 to 21 opposite Nicky Burrows as Eliza and Mark Rundle as Higgins.

They are supported by David Brett (Colonel Pickering), Katharine Hickman (Mrs. Pearce), Reece Raymond (Freddy Eynsford-Hill), Louise Barton (Mrs. Higgins) and Debbie Ellison (Mrs. Eynsford-Hill), along with a large chorus.

The songs include Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?, With a Little Bit of Luck, The Rain in Spain, I Could Have Danced All Night and On the Street Where You Live.

Visit, call 03000 301303, call at the Copy Shop in Chapel Lane, Keighley, to buy tickets.