‘Once On This Island’ and La Cage Aux Folles’ in 2023 Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre season

The season runs from May to September.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has revealed the upcoming shows in next year’s season. The season includes Once On This Island, La Cage Aux Folles, and a Robin Hood adaptation.

"Our 2022 season was big and bold; we were thrilled with how all three shows brought very different audiences to the Park. The 2023 season increases our commitment to commissioning and producing new work alongside our reimagined revivals and we are delighted to welcome Carl Grose and Chinonyerem Odimba to our stages,” said artistic director Timothy Sheader.

The season begins with Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s Once On This Island, based upon Rosa Guy’s novel, My Love My Love. Once on This Island follows Ti Moune, a peasant girl who falls in love with a wealthy man named Daniel while balancing the gods. Ola Ince directs Once On This Island, with performances from 10 May to 10 June.

The season continues with Carl Grose’s adaptation of Robin Hood, transporting Sherwood Forest to the central London park. Melly Still directs Robin Hood: The Legend. Re-written, with performances from 17 June to 22 July.

Timothy Sheader then directs La Cage aux Folles in London. Based on Jean Poiret’s play, La Cage Aux Folles follows Georges, Albin, and their son Jean-Michel as they rediscover the meaning of family. The musical features a book by Harvey Fierstein, and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. La Cage Aux Folles performances are from 29 July to 16 September.

The season includes Ben Okri's Every Leaf A Hallelujah, a family-friendly adaptation of The Tempest, and Dinosaur World Live.

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