Regent's Park Open Air Theatre postponed

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre 2020 season postponed to next year

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Following the previous news of postponements of 101 Dalmatians and Romeo and Juliet at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, it has now been confirmed that the entire season will be moved to next year.

Speaking about the postponement, the venue's artistic director Timothy Sheader said: "Whilst obviously unavoidable, it is incredibly sad that we are unable to open our theatre this summer for the first time since 1961. Our thoughts are with all those who were due to work with us this summer and our loyal audience. We are so grateful for the messages of support we have received over the past weeks and I am delighted that we have been able to reschedule all of our productions in 2021."

The 2021 season at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre will begin with the world premiere of 101 Dalmatians, with a book by Zinnie Harris and music and lyrics by Douglas Hodges. 101 Dalmatians will begin previews on 15th May with an opening night on 26th May and performances to 20th June 2021.

Romeo and Juliet is the second production in the season, with previews from 26th June, an opening night on 2nd July and performances to 24th July 2021.

Originally scheduled to round off this year's season, Carousel will now return to London next year. Previews will begin on 30th July, with an opening night on 5th August and performances to 18th September 2021.

Dragons and Mythical Beasts will also open at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre next year, with performances from 10th August to 5th September 2021. The season will be completed with a line-up of comedians and cinema screenings.


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