Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has announced its 2021 season.
After welcoming over 30,000 people last summer amidst the pandemic, the venue will reopen in June for an extended season.
Here’s what to expect:
Romeo and Juliet (17 June to 24 July) – Get Tickets – Directed by Kimberley Sykes, starring Joel MacCormack (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) and Isabel Adomakoh Young (Venice Preserved) in the title roles.
Carousel (31 July – 25 September) – Get tickets – Directed by Timothy Sheader. Casting includes Carly Bawden as Julie Jordan, Declan Bennett as Billy Bigelow, John Pfumojena as Enoch Snow, Joanna Riding as Nettie Fowler, Natasha May Thomas as Louise Bigelow, Brendan Charleson as Mr Bascombe, Jo Eaton-Kent as Mrs Mullin, Sam Mackay as Jigger Craigin, Ediz Mahmut as Young Enoch and Christina Modestou as Carrie Pipperidge.
Dragons and Mythical Beasts (13 August – 5 September) – Get tickets – Written and co-directed by Derek Bond. Cast includes Ben Galpin (Dave the Hero Trainer), Antony Antunes (Puppeteer / Puppet Captain), Emily Cooper (Puppeteer / Puppet Technician), Elaine Hartley (Puppeteer), Samuel Parker (Puppeteer / Understudy Host) and Liam Wright (Puppeteer).
Anansi the Spider (7 – 24 July) – Get Tickets – A co-production with Unicorn Theatre helmed by Unicorn’s Artistic Director, Justin Audibert.
There will also be comedy from Aisling Bea, Jimmy Carr, and Luisa Omielan as well as another all-star comedy fundraiser in support of The Trussell Trust presented by Canned Laughter featuring Lolly Adefope, Rosie Jones, Rose Matafeo and Suzi Ruffell – with more acts to be announced.
For more information and tickets, visit openairtheatre.com
Artistic Director Timothy Sheader said: “As a theatre that receives no regular public funding, the financial challenges of producing large-scale theatre with a 50% reduction in seating capacity cannot be underestimated.
“We are therefore thrilled to have been awarded a grant thanks to the government’s Culture Recovery Fund and look forward to welcoming both audiences and theatre makers back to our unique and special outdoor space this summer.”