Open Air Theatre announces 2 of its 4 shows for 2013

The Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park has announced two of its four productions for the 2013 Season. (Public booking opens 20 Nov 2012.)

To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel, directed by Timothy Sheader, from 16 May to 15 June 2013. Tells the story of life in the American Deep South through the inquiring eyes of a child. Jem and Scout’s idyllic childhood innocence is shattered by the realisation that prejudice rules their town when their father defends a young black man falsely accused of raping a white woman and the family becomes a target of gossip and abuse.

The Sound of Music, from 25 Jul to 7 Sep 2013. This will be the first time a work by the writing partnership of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II has been staged at the Open Air Theatre. Music by Richard Rodgers, lyric Oscar Hammerstein II, Book by Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse, suggested by 'The Trapp Family Singers' by Maria Augusta Trapp. The score for The Sound Of Music includes My Favourite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Edelweiss, Climb Ev'ry Mountain, Sixteen Going on Seventeen, The Lonely Goatherd and of course the title song The Sound of Music.

The full season will be announced in the Autumn.

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