Images for the latest production in Regent Park’s Open Air theatre season have been released ahead of the official opening night tonight (23rd July).
Featuring classic songs such as ‘Bless Your Beautiful Hide’ , ‘Wonderful, Wonderful Day’ and ‘Goin’ Courtin’, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers comes from the Golden Age of the movie musical and is perfect for a summer’s evening.
The production is led by Alex Gaumond as Adam and Laura Pitt-Pulford as Milly. Other members of the cast include: Rosanna Bates, Leon Cooke, Jacob Fisher, Natasha Mould and Bethany Huckle.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is based on the 1954 MGM film and was originally adapted for the stage in 1978, with a book by Lawrence Kasha and David Landay.
This latest production is directed by Rachel Kavanaugh, who has reunited the creative team behind the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s award-winning production of The Sound of Music. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers features set and costume designs by Peter McKintosh, choreography by Alistair David and musical direction by Stephen Ridley.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers follows on from productions of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan and Anton Chekov’s The Seagull. The critically acclaimed production of The Lord of the Flies will close this year’s season at the Open Air Theatre from the 3rd to the 4th September, before heading off on a nationwide tour.
For those who are interested in collectiong soundtracks, there is a new recording of songs from Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is also available to buy at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. The recording features cast members Laura Pitt-Pulford, Alex Gaumond and Sam O’Rourke performing some of the most iconic songs from the musical, alongside the National Symphony Orchestra.