Regent's Park Open Air Theatre announces casting for A Tale of Two Cities and Oliver Twist

Casting announced for two summer productions

A Tale of Two Cities Open Air Theatre

The Regent's Park Open Air Theatre have announced casting for two productions in its Dickens Uncovered season which sees A Tale of Two Cities adapted by Matthew Dunster and Oliver Twist created for everyone aged six and over at the outdoor venue this summer.

A Tale of Two Cities (7 July – 5 August) is directed by Timothy Sheader and features a company of 21 actors including Lydia Bradford, Sean Cernow, Claire-Louise Cordwell, Marième Diouf, Patrick Driver, Nabil Elouahabi, Lorna Gayle, Lewis Griffin, Nicholas Karimi, Nicholas Khan, Andrew Koji, Kevork Malikyan, Francesca Mills, Jude Owusu and Tim Samuels. Aliya Ali, Evie Buxton, Mia Dalley, Foyinsola Ighodalo, Kaitlyn Kou, and Olivea Puci will share the children’s roles.

The creative team includes movement direction by Liam Steel, lighting design by Lee Curran and sound design by Christopher Shutt.

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair; we had everything before us, we had nothing before us. Sound familiar? How much more do those in power think Europe’s poor can take? When will the people take to the streets of the cities and roar enough is enough?"

Oliver Twist (17 July – 5 August) is adapted by Anya Reiss and will feature a cast of 8 actors including Robyn Cara, Rina Fatania, Danny-Boy Hatchard, Michael Hodgson, Daniel Hoffmann-Gill, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Shaun Mason and Angela Wynter who play multiple roles. Tia-Lana Chinapyel, Lewis Fernée and Jordan Nash alternate the title role.

It features movement direction by Lucy Burge, sound design by Joshua Anio Grigg and physical comedy direction by Joe Dieffenbacher.

"Discover the original story of Victorian London's most famous child with Oliver Twist created for everyone aged six and over. It will have you on the edge of your seat and wanting more."

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