Regent Park's Open Air Theatre Announces 2015 Season
The Regent's Park Open Air Theatre has announced its 2015 season, which will see a return of one of their popular productions, as well as revivals of two classic plays and an MGM musical.
The season will open with a new production of J.M Barrie's Peter Pan, which will be directed by Timothy Sheader. Using Barrie's original script, this classic British tale of the boy who refuses to grow up and the Darling family's adventure in Neverland will run from 15 May to 14 June 2015, with an official opening on 21 May 2015.
This will be followed by a new version of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull which has been adapted by Torben Betts. Directed by Matthew Dunster, this Russian classic is celebrated as one of the most important plays of the nineteenth century. As guests assemble at a country house for the staging of an avant-garde open air play, artistic temperaments ignite a more entertaining drama behind the scenes, with romantic jealousies, self-doubt and the ruthless pursuit of happiness confusing lives, loves and literature. The production runs from 19 June to 11 July 2015, with an official opening on 24 June 2015.
The venue's annual musical offering with reunite the team behind the 2013 production of 'The Sound of Music', as the MGM classic Seven Brides for Seven Brothers runs from 16 July to 29 August 2015, with an official opening on 23 July 2015.
Featuring a book by Lawrence Kasha and David S. Landay, music by Gene De Paul, lyrics by Johnny Mercer and new songs by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn, this Oregon set musical is based on the popular MGM Film of the same name, and 'The Sobbin’ Women' by Stephen Vincent Benét. The score features numbers such as 'Bless Your Beautiful Hide', 'Goin' Courtin' and 'Wonderful Day'. This production will be directed by Rachel Kavanaugh.
The season concludes with a revival of the venue's previous production of Lord of the Flies, directed by Tim Sheader. Running for just 14 performances from 3 to 12 September 2015, this drama is based on the text by William Golding and adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams.
Public booking for the entire season opens at 11am on 9 December 2014.