NEWS: Director Timothy Sheader reunites with choreographer Drew McOnie to rediscover Rodgers and Hammerstein’s CAROUSEL at Regents Park Open Air
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre have announced their 2020 season, which will include a rediscovered version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel.
The season will open with their first newly commissioned musical, 101 Dalmatians (16 May – 21 June), based on Dodie Smith’s iconic story set in the heart of Regent’s Park with book by Zinnie Harris and music and lyrics by Douglas Hodge. The production is directed by Timothy Sheader, with puppetry designed and directed by Toby Olié. Also confirmed are Katrina Lindsay (Set and Costume Designer), Liam Steel (Choreographer), Sarah Travis (Musical Supervisor and Orchestrator), Howard Hudson (Lighting Designer) and Tarek Merchant (Musical Director). Casting is by Jill Green, with children’s casting by Verity Naughton.
Kimberley Sykes then directs Romeo and Juliet (27 June – 25 July), Shakespeare’s timeless story of two young people torn apart by a divided society and forbidden love.
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre is celebrated for their innovative approach to musicals, and the 2020 season concludes with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel (31 July – 19 September). Featuring a score that includes ‘If I Loved You’ and ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’, director Timothy Sheader reunites with Jesus Christ Superstar choreographer Drew McOnie.
Also during the season, Nicoll Entertainment presents Dragons and Mythical Beasts (11 August – 6 September), a new 50-minute daytime show written by Derek Bond and directed by Derek Bond and Laura Cubitt. From the team that created Dinosaur World Live, enter into a magical world of myths and legends in this fantastical new interactive show for all the family.