Full casting confirmed for "Camelot" at Open Air

Full casting confirmed for "Camelot" at Open Air

Full casting has been confirmed for Camelot, which opens at the Open Air THeatre, Regent's Park 23 July 2004, following previews from 20 JUly and booking to 4 Sep 2004.

Cast includes Daniel Flynn as Arthur, Lauren Ward as Guenevere, Matt Rawle as Sir Lancelot, and Russ Abbot as the loveable fool, Sir Pellinore. The cast also includes Raymond Bowers (Merlyn), Mark Hilton (Mordred), Ellen O'Grady (Morgan Le Fey), Nicholas Pound (Sir Dinadan), Nick Bonner (Sir Lionel), Oliver Hume (Sir Sagramore), Gareth Jones (Sir Clarius), Ben Hicks (Squire Dap), Sophie Bould (Lady Sybil), Leanne Rogers (Lady Anne), Oliver Beamish, Jenny Fitzpatrick, Jordan Frieda, Graham James, Richard Reynard, Lucy Thatcher.

Camelot has book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, and music by Frederick Loewe.

Produced by New Shakespeare Company, it is directed by Ian Talbot , designed by Paul Farnsworth , lighting by Jason Taylor, and choreography by Gillian Gregory.

"Camelot" first opened on Broadway in 1960 with Julie Andrews as Guenevere and Richard Burton as Arthur. Plagued by misfortune during production (the costume designer died, and Lerner suffered a heart attack), the show became known as a 'medical' rather than a 'musical'. But its charms won over the audiences when it eventually opened, and ran in both New York and London for over two years.

From their first meeting Arthur and Guenevere seem a perfect match. When Lancelot arrives from France all three must battle with their emotions in this powerful love triangle. Meanwhile Arthur and his knights of the round table try to defend Camelot from foes with revenge on their agenda.

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