PREVIEW: Jesus Christ Superstar, Barbican

Following two successful seasons at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Timothy Sheader’s production will play at the Barbican for a limited season. Playing at the Barbican from the 4th July, Timothy Sheader’s production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical returns to London. Originally created as a rock opera album, this sung through… Read More


Review Round Up: The Turn of the Screw, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Benjamin Britten’s opera is given the Open Air Theatre treatment in Timothy Sheader’s production. Here’s what critics have had to say about it… The Guardian: **** “It’s a fine production that gathers in intensity as darkness falls.” The Stage:  **** “The central figure, the Governess, is sung here by Anita Watson. The gentle radiance of… Read More

REVIEW: Peter Pan, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

This enchanting production is filled with enough magic and creativity to make the adults in the audience fully embrace the child within.  I have to begin this review with a confession: I have never really taken to the story of Peter Pan – it has always felt an overly sweet story that has never resonated… Read More

NEWS: Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre Announces 2018 Season

The Open Air Theatre will open its 2018 season on the 17th May 2018.  Regent Park Open Air Theatre’s Artistic Director Timothy Sheader has announced the programme for the theatre’s 2018 season beginning in May. The season will open with a revival of  Sheader and Liam Steel’s Olivier nominated production of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan  which… Read More

Review Round Up: Tale of Two Cities, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

The classic story by Charles Dickens is brought to life in the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre directed by Timothy Sheader. Here’s what critics have been saying about it:  Time Out: ** “a sincere but doomed attempt to telescope a Dickens novel into a three-hour stage play, in a version that unduly complicates things by half… Read More

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.  The new 2017 season, which is Timothy Sheader’s 10th as Artistic Director, will open on the 19th May with… Read More

Review Round Up… Running Wild @Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Michael Morpurgo’s tale is brought to life in Samuel Adamson’s adaptation – but what have critics made of it?  Financial Times: *** “Samuel Adamson’s adaptation is efficient, allowing space for atmospheric sequences of choric vocalise.” Radio Times: ” As a stage production, Running Wild is beautifully realised and modulated.” The Telegraph:**** “it softened up every cynical… Read More

Cast Announced for Running Wild at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has today announced casting for Samuel Adamson’s adaptation of Michael Morpugo’s Running Wild as rehearsals for the new production begin.  A co-production between the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre, Running Wild will run at the theatre from the 13th May until 12th June. For Will, going… Read More