Wooof! The OAT’s new show 101 Dalmatians, bounding and cavorting along under the direction of that amiable alfresco showman Timothy Sheader, rolls over (with quite a lot of success) to make you give it a tummy-rub and fondle its ears.
‘Above all it’s the puppetry which really gives the show its heart’: 101 DALMATIANS – Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
It’s third time lucky for Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and 101 Dalmatians which is billed as a new musical. Given that it should have premiered two years ago – and then one year ago (thanks, Covid) – that claim is slightly dubious but as it hasn’t actually graced the stage before I guess the assertion still holds.
‘Unashamedly energetic & in your face’: LEGALLY BLONDE – Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre ★★★★
Legally Blonde is the freshest, frothiest and funniest pick-me-up in theatre. With a wonderfully diverse company, Regent Park Theatre’s production is joyous from the opening chords.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Carousel at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
Love London Love Culture rounds up what critics made of this revival of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel.
‘Owes more to D.H. Lawrence & Patrick Hamilton than it does to Hollywood’: CAROUSEL – Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
Taking a hard line on a troublesome musical is smart work and Sheader has given considerable thought to reconfiguring Carousel for twenty-first century audiences.
In a mini-season of nostalgic musicals looking back to mid-twentieth century song and dance styles, Carousel probably least deserves its cosy reputation. While the racial politics and untrammelled heroism of South Pacific is troubling, its love st…
NEWS: Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre announces that 101 Dalmatians is no longer part of the 2021 season
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has confirmed that the venue will be unable to go ahead with its plans to present 101 Dalmatians as part of their 2021 season.
NEWS: Winners of The Stage Awards include Kiln Theatre, Nica Burns, Wise Children’s Simon Baker & the Theatre Support Fund
The Stage has announced the winners of The Stage Awards, reimagined this year to celebrate theatrical organisations who continued to create great theatre, show innovation, and help ensure theatre survives in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Jesus Christ Superstar: The Concert at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Jesus Christ Superstar the Concert at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.
’An exhilarating return to live performance’: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR: THE CONCERT – Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre may say concert on the poster but there is singing, dancing, performing and storytelling nine shows a week.
NEWS: Declan Bennett & Pepe Nufrio share the title role as casting announced for Open Air’s Jesus Christ Superstar: The Concert
Casting has been announced for the concert staging of Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar, which sold more than a third of all available seats in the first 48 hours. The productions runs for six weeks from 14 August until 27 September 2020. As capacity for the 1,256 seat venue has been reduced …
NEWS: Open Air Theatre Regent’s Park will reopen in August with a special concert staging of Jesus Christ Superstar
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre will be the first London theatre to welcome back audiences with a special concert staging of their production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar, running for six weeks from 14 August until 27 September 2020.
NEWS: Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s new musical 101 Dalmatians is postponed until 2021
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre have today 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.
NEWS: Acting honours go to Andrew Scott & Maggie Smith at 2019 Evening Standard Theatre Awards while Sweat wins Best Play
Acting honours go to Andrew Scott & Maggie Smith at the 2019 Evening Standard Theatre Awards while Sweat wins Best Play.
NEWS: Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s 2020 season opens with original 101 Dalmatians musical
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has announced its 2020 season which opens with its first newly commissioned musical, 101 Dalmatians (16 May to 21 June 2020, press night is 27 May), based on Dodie Smith’s iconic story set in the heart of Regent’s Park with book by Zinnie Harris and music and lyrics by Douglas Hodge.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Evita at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
Find out what critics have made of Jamie Lloyd’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical Evita with LLLC’s review round up…
Love London Love Culture’s Theatre Picks for August
Love London Love Culture offers her guide to five shows opening in London this month…
It’s been a summer of Shakespeare Dreams
“What angel wakes me from my flowery bed?” A plethora of productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, that’s what.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Dominic Hill’s production of Shakespeare’s comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Our Town at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the Regent Park Open Air Theatre’s revival of Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Our Town.
Best of the Blogs: The Lehman Trilogy, Anna, Vincent River, Our Town & more
As part of a new series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out seven of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (20-27 May 2019). Amidst her choices is the return of The Lehman Trilogy, impressing Jonathan Baz with its ‘sheer technical theatrical genius”, while Aleks Sierz asks whether wearing headphones during a performance of Anna at the National Theatre is all a gimmick or vital to the impact of the play.