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15 May – 12 September 2015. Where the Magic Begins: Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Monday 18th May, 2015

Every theatre performance is unique, but this is especially the case at the Open Air Theatre where both the stage and entire auditorium are uncovered. Each visit can be distinctly different as the weather and light spontaneously interact with the play. Warm or cool, clear or overcast, the point at which dusk turns to night, being outdoors adds extra thrills and chills to overall experience here.

It's best to come prepared for all types of weather: so sun hats, sun cream, sunglasses, raincoats and rain hats, warm scarves should all be considered, or if you forget to bring something - most of these items available to buy at the theatre.

With one of the largest auditoria in London, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre is the oldest, professional, permanent outdoor theatre in Britain.

PETER PAN opens the season from 15 May – 14 June 2015. George Llewelyn Davies, killed in action in WW1, was one of the children who inspired this iconic character. Remembering him, and a generation of lost boys, Timothy Sheader and Liam Steel rediscover J. M. Barrie’s original stage play within the context of Great War. Hiran Abeysekera will play the title role alongside David Birrell as Captain Hook, Beverly Rudd as Smee and George Bukhari as Nibs. Recommended for all ages 9+. BOOK TICKETS >>>>>

THE SEAGULL plays from 19 June – 11 July. Olivier Award winner Janie Dee will star as Irina Arkadina, with Sabrina Bartlett as Nina and Matthew Tennyson as Konstantin. Directed by Matthew Dunster (who previously directed A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in 2012), The Seagull, the first of Chekhov’s great works, is celebrated as one of the most important plays of the nineteenth century. BOOK TICKETS >>>>>  

SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS plays from 16 July – 29 August. From the Golden Age of the movie musical, this much-loved musical includes Bless Your Beautiful Hide, Goin’ Courtin’, Wonderful, Wonderful Day and the dance spectacular, Barn Dance. Featuring Alex Gaumond as Adam and Laura Pitt-Pulford as Milly, director Rachel Kavanaugh reunites the creative team behind 2013’s award-winning production of The Sound of MusicBOOK TICKETS >>>>>

LORD OF THE FLIES returns to the theatre from 3 – 12 September, prior to a major UK tour. 2015 dates have been confirmed for the UK tour of Lord of the Flies, William Golding’s classic story of survival, superstition and immorality, adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams. Timothy Sheader’s acclaimed 2011 production returns to the Theatre for just 14 performances ahead of the tour from 16 September 2015. BOOK TICKETS >>>>>

SUNDAY EVENTS:

Comedy | SIMON AMSTELL, To Be Free on 28 June.

Comedy | COMEDY STORE PLAYERS on 26 July.

Comedy | JIMMY CARR, Funny Business on 2 August.

Music | NITIN SAWHNEY on 9 August.

Luna Cinema presents | SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959 Cert U) on Sunday 16 August.

Luna Cinema presents: JAWS (1975 cert 12A) 40th Anniversary Screening on 23 August.

I: www.openairtheatre.com 

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