The Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park has announced its new season, which includes productions of Peter Pan, As You Like It and Little Shop of Horrors.
The season opens on 17 May 2018 with Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie (17 May – 15 June), a revival of the venue's 2015 Olivier Award-nominated production to mark the final year of the First World War Centenary.
Directed by artistic director Timothy Sheader and Liam Steel, the production will remember "a generation of Lost Boys", including George Llewelyn Davies who was one of Barrie's inspirations for the story and was killed in the conflict.
It's followed by The Turn of the Screw (22 June – 30 June), a co-production with English National Opera also directed by Sheader. Britten's opera is based on Henry James' novella and tells of "unearthly encounters at a remote country house".
Next up is Shakespeare's As You Like It (6 July - 28 July), directed by Max Webster who returns to the Open Air Theatre following his production of Twelfth Night Re-imagined in 2014.
And the season concludes with Little Shop of Horrors (3 August – 15 September), Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's musical based on the film about a plant with killer potential.
Little Shop of Horrors is directed by Maria Aberg in her Open Air Theatre debut, with design by Tom Scutt.
Playing daytime performances, Dinosaur World Live (14 August – 9 September) is a new interactive show for families dorected by Derek Bond with puppet direction by Laura Cubitt and design by Max Humphries.Back to news