Today the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre announce their much anticipated 2013 season, speculation had already surrounded the season with many guesses as to what would be in the programme including a misguided guess that Andrew Lloyd Webber’s revival of CATS would find a perfect home within the surroundings of the open air amphitheatre.
Timothy Sheader for his sixth season as Artistic Director has announced a line up that caters for the masses including a new adaptation by former Bristol Old Vic Artistic Director Simon Reade of the Jane Austin novel Pride &Prejudice (20th June – 20th July). Opening the season will be a new production of Harper Lee’s American classic To Kill a Mockingbird, adapted by Christopher Sergel and directed by Sheader (16th May – 15th June), Children will be looked after by another carefully craftedShakespearefollowing critically acclaimed versions of Pericles, Macbeth and The Tempest, the 2013 season will see The Winter’s Tale run from 29th June – 20th July.
The season will be neatly rounded off with The Sound of Music directed by Rachel Kavanaugh,the first time in the theatre’s history that they will have produced a Rodger’s &Hammerstein musical, however is it just a little too soon after a successful run in the west end, several UK Tours and a recent revival in Leicester? Only time will tell, full cast and creatives for all productions will be announced shortly.
Priority booking for members opens 10am on 31st October with public booking at 10am on 8th November.
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