Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has today announced their 2019 season.
- Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Our Town which opens the season
- Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and English National Opera present Engelbert Humperdinck’s opera Hansel and Gretel
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream returns to the theatre for the first time in seven years
- Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita concludes the season as Jesus Christ Superstar transfers to the Barbican
- Jamie Lloyd, Ellen McDougall and Dominic Hill join artistic director Timothy Sheader to direct the 2019 productions
16 May to 8 June 2019 (Press night is 22 May)
Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play is directed by Ellen McDougall, artistic director of the Gate Theatre.
Hansel and Gretel
14 June to 22 June 2019 (Press night is 17 June)
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and English National Opera continue their 2018 collaboration with a co-production of Engelbert Humperdinck’s opera Hansel and Gretel. Sung in English, members of the ENO orchestra will be conducted by Ben Glassberg, with direction by Open Air Theatre’s artistic director Timothy Sheader.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
28 June to 27 July 2019 (Press night is 5 July)
Dominic Hill, artistic director of the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, directs a new production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
2 August to 21 September 2019 (Press night is 8 August)
To conclude the season, Jamie Lloyd directs Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita. The musical premiered in the West End in 1978 and features a chart-topping score. As artistic director of The Jamie Lloyd Company, Jamie is currently producing and directing Pinter at the Pinter, a season of Harold Pinter’s short plays in the West End.
The Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre production of Jesus Christ Superstar transfers to the Barbican from 4 July to 24 August 2019, ahead of a North American tour in the autumn. Casting to be announced.
To Kill a Mockingbird, first produced by Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in 2013, embarks on a UK tour at Curve Leicester on 7 February.