Peter Pan

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Following a hugely successful run in 2015, Timothy Sheader revives his smash-hit production of Peter Pan, playing a strictly limited season at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. Set against the backdrop of the First World War, the production is a magical reinvention of J.M. Barrie’s well-known classic, which follows a boy who never wants to grow up.
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Booking from 17 May 2018 until 15 June 2018

The Turn of the Screw

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Olivier Award-winning director Timothy Sheader teams up with the English National Opera to rediscover Benjamin Britten’s thrilling opera The Turn of the Screw. Set at a remote country house, a series of unearthly encounters sees a young governess desperate to protect her children. Adapted into an opera from Henry James’ classic novella, the production plays at the Open Air Theatre.
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Booking from 22 June 2018 until 30 June 2018

As You Like It

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Max Webster directs Shakespeare’s comedy As You Like It at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. One of the playwright’s greatest comedies, the play is packed full of laughter, adventure, sibling rivalry and love, as well as a good dose of mistaken identity. With music by Noah and the Whale frontman Charlie Fink, this promises to be the perfect summer treat.
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Booking from 6 July 2018 until 28 July 2018

Little Shop of Horrors

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Hilarious, bloodthirsty, botanical musical Little Shop of Horrors comes to the nature-filled Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre for a strictly limited season. Rounding off the theatre’s 2018 season, the musical is based on the 1986 film of the same name and sees the unlucky Seymour pick up a killer plant that helps him get the girl and the job of his dreams, with a score including show-stoppers “Somewhere That’s Green” and “Suddenly Seymour”.
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Booking from 3 August 2018 until 15 September 2018

Dinosaur World Live

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It’s time to grab your compass and join an intrepid explorer on a journey across unchartered lands to discover the thrilling history of dinosaurs! Dinosaur World Live lets audiences meet flesh-eating giants and plant-loving creatures, as the dinosaurs trek over the stage for a limited season at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.
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Booking from 14 August 2018 until 9 September 2018

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History

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre was founded in 1932 and first opened with a production of Twelfth Night. Subsequent productions include George Bernard Shaw’s The Six of Calais (1934), a reprise of Twelfth Night (1934) and Vivien Leigh in Henry VIII (1936).

Throughout the next few decades, the theatre became synonymous with hosting Shakespeare texts. A variety of acclaimed actors played at the venue, including Felicity Kendal, Wayne Sleep, Judi Dench, Zoë Wanamaker and Toyah Wilcox, and in more recent years Benedict Cumberbatch, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Irons and Sheridan Smith.

Under the leadership of Ian Talbot, productions included Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Fantastic Mr Fox and The Boy Friend. Timothy Sheader took over as Artistic Director in 2007, with his 2008 season including Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, the musical Gigi and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Further notable productions have included The Importance of Being Earnest (2009), an Olivier Award-winning production of Hello, Dolly! (2009), starring Samantha Spiro, The Crucible (2010) and The Comedy of Errors (2010). 2010 also saw Stephen Sondheim’s musical Into the Woods performed, starring Jenna Russell, Helen Dallimore and Hannah Waddingham, earning the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival.

Later shows saw a revival of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2012) and Ragtime (2012), as well as an adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (2013) and Charlotte Wakefield in The Sound of Music (2013).

2014 saw productions of All My Sons, Hobson’s Choice and Gershwin musical Porgy and Bess. Subsequent shows included J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, Chekhov’s The Seagull and musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

Michael Morpurgo’s Running Wild opened the 2016 season, followed by an Olivier Award-winning revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar, starring Tyrone Huntley.

2017 sees a new season, including On the Town, directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie and starring Danny Mac, Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities and Olivier Twist and the return of the Olivier Award-winning Jesus Christ Superstar, starring Declan Bennett and Tyrone Huntley.

The 2018 season includes a revival of Timothy Sheader's smash-hit production Peter Pan, followed by The Turn of the Screw, As You Like It and Dinosaur World Live. The big musical of the summer is Little Shop of Horrors.

Past Shows

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Jesus Christ Superstar
(closed 23 Sep 2017)
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A Tale of Two Cities
(closed 5 Aug 2017)
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Oliver Twist
(closed 4 Aug 2017)

 
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On the Town
(closed 1 Jul 2017)
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Jesus Christ Superstar
(closed 27 Aug 2016)
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Running Wild
(closed 12 Jun 2016)

 
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Seven Brides For Seven Brothers
(closed 29 Aug 2015)
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The Seagull
(closed 11 Jul 2015)
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Peter Pan
(closed 14 Jun 2015)

 
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The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
(closed 23 Aug 2014)
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Hobson's Choice
(closed 12 Jul 2014)
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All My Sons
(closed 7 Jun 2014)