Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park 2011 Season Announced


The Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park 2011 Season has been announced. It runs from 19 May to 10 Sep 2011.

Public Booking opens 11 Jan 2011

Lord of the Flies, by William Golding adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams, opening 25 May 2011, following previews from 19 May 2011 - running to 18 June 2011. Directed by Timothy Sheader. With a group of schoolboys stranded on a desert island, what starts as an adventure becomes a struggle for survival as superstition and immorality sees the community slide into a darkly sinister world.

The Beggar's Opera, by John Gay, opening 28 June 2011, following previews from 23 June 2011 - running to 23 July 2011. Directed Lucy Bailey. Highwayman Macheath’s love of wine, women and song has hilarious consequences, but as the play unfolds his tangled web of lies and deceit unravels as his lovers get revenge. Set beneath the gallows of rural Tyburn, at the far end of Oxford Street, this comically corrupt satire, is packed full of lewd songs and low ballads recreated from the original pastoral score and played on authentic instruments by'The City Waits', led by Roddy and Lucie Skeaping.

Pericles (re-imagined for everyone aged six and over ), by William Shakespeare, daytimes from 2 to 23 July 2011

Crazy For You, Music and Lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin. Book by Ken Ludwig, opening 8 Aug 2011, following previews from 28 July 2011 - running to 10 Sep 2011. Directed Timothy Sheader, choreography by Stephen Mear. Sent by his wealthy mother to close the run-down Gaiety Theatre, aspiring actor Bobby Child falls for theatre manager's daughter, Polly Baker. Songs include 'I Got Rhythm', 'Someone To Watch Over Me', 'Embraceable You' and 'Nice Work If You Can.

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