Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre have announced that, in light of government advice restricting non-essential contact with others in relation to the coronavirus pandemic, their new musical, 101 Dalmatians will be postponed and will now open the 2021 season.
The musical has been in development for two years with full casting about to be announced ahead of rehearsals starting later this month.
A press statement read:
“Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre is a charity which operates without any public subsidy and so must generate the vast majority of its income from ticket sales. The decision to delay the start of the 2020 season, though unavoidable given the current global crisis, has been an extremely difficult one and we are very mindful of all those associated with the production who now find themselves without work.”
The Box Office will be in contact directly with all ticketholders for 101 Dalmatians which will now run from 15 May to 20 June 2021.
The 2020 season will now open with Romeo and Juliet (27 June-25 July), followed by daytime performances of Dragons and Mythical Beasts (11 August-6 September) and Carousel (31 July-19 September). Evita continues at the Barbican, as planned (27 June-22 August).