NEWS: Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre Announces 2017 Season

The outdoor theatre’s 2017 season will include productions of On the Town, A Tale of Two Cities and Oliver Twist Created for Everyone Aged Six and Over, joining the previously announced return of Jesus Christ Superstar. 

Jesus Christ Superstar at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. Photograph by David Jensen. 

The new 2017 season, which is Timothy Sheader’s 10th as Artistic Director, will open on the 19th May with a production of the musical On the Town, directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie.

This musical features music by Leonard Bernstein and book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and will be the biggest dance musical to be staged at the venue.

Timothy Sheader will then direct A Tale of Two Cities, a new play by Matthew Dunster and adapted from the original novel by Charles Dickens and will appear on stage from the 7th July – 8th August.

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair; we had everything before us, we had nothing before us.”  Sound familiar? How much more do those in power think Europe’s poor can take? When will the people take to the streets of the cities and roar enough is enough?

In line with previous productions, the theatre has had great success with its Shakespeare plays that have been reimagined for those aged six and over, Caroline Byrne directs Oliver Twist created for everyone aged six and over, adapted from Charles Dickens original novel by Anya Reiss.

The season will then conclude with the return of the hugely successful production of Jesus Christ Superstar  from the 11th August until the 16th September, directed by Timothy Sheader and choreographed by Drew McOnie, this is one more chance to see this production in its original home.

Priority booking for Members will open at 11am, 22 November. Public booking opens at 11am, 15 December. Visit to book tickets when booking opens. 










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