Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has announced its 2022 summer season, marking the venue’s 90th anniversary. The three productions forming the programme are:
- The musical Legally Blonde (13 May – 2 July) is directed by Lucy Moss, co-writer and co-director of Six. Lucy became the youngest woman ever to direct a musical on Broadway when Six opened last month.
- Previously postponed due to the pandemic, the new musical 101 Dalmatians (12 July – 28 August), directed by Timothy Sheader, will premiere at the outdoor venue in July. Based on the story by Dodie Smith set in Regent’s Park, the musical is written by Douglas Hodge (music and lyrics) and Johnny McKnight (book), from a stage adaptation by Zinnie Harris.
- In a second commission from the theatre in 2022, Antigone (3 – 24 September) is written by Barber Shop Chronicles writer Inua Ellams, and directed by Max Webster.
Artistic Director Timothy Sheader said:
‘Anniversaries often feel overrated, but after the last two years, it feels properly joyous to be announcing the 90th season of theatre in Regent’s Park. We’d like to thank all our partners, funders, theatremakers and audiences for their continued support and commitment to making this wonderful human experience possible.
‘It’s no small thing. We hope you will find something to delight or provoke you in this programme of work – centred on living writers and including two premieres of new commissions – and that you will join us in the park next summer to celebrate theatre; alive and kicking.’
Casting for all three productions is yet to be announced. Public booking opens 7 December 2021.