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.
NEWS: Six’s Lucy Moss directs Legally Blonde for Open Air’s 90th-anniversary season
Regents’ Park Theatre has announced the three productions that will form its 90th anniversary season
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.
‘Seen through a radical but faithful new lens’: CAROUSEL – Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
This production of Carousel may not appeal to all Rodgers and Hammerstein purists; but for those of us who know and love this show unreservedly, I was both thrilled and delighted to see it both through and with completely fresh eyes and ears.
‘Holds a mirror up to today’s Covid-strained circumstances’: CAROUSEL – Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
Timothy Sheader’s revival of Carousel at the Open Air Theatre Regent’s Park has made me reconsider the musical, and the ways difficult subjects can be repositioned, but it hasn’t made me love it any better.
‘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: Initial casting is announced for Carousel at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has confirmed the initial principal casting for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel which plays from 31 July to 25 September 2021. Carly Bawden and Declan Bennett play Julie Jordan and Billy Bigelow, John Pfumojena plays Enoch Snow, Olivier Award winner Joanna Riding plays Nettie Fowler and Natasha May Thomas plays Louise Bigelow.
Mark Shenton confesses all about his top ten guilty theatrical pleasures
We’ve all got them: things we enjoy — sometimes mightily — that it’s just a little bit embarrassing to admit to liking. Like admitting, in my case, a massive passion for Selling Sunset, the real estate reality TV show set in the cramped offices of an LA boutique agency that sell houses to millionaires and billionaires. (But somehow seem to work cheek-by-jowl in a tiny office on Sunset Boulevard).
Mark Shenton offers a bittersweet celebration of his Top Ten Favourite West End Theatres
My latest ShenTens is particularly bittersweet, as we can’t actually go to any at the moment: my favourite West End theatres.
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.
‘Stays sharp & relevant’: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR: THE CONCERT – Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
It seems extremely apt for the Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park to resurrect its celebrated production of Jesus Christ Superstar just as live theatre starts to take the first tentative steps back.
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: Kate Fleetwood is Cruella de Vil in 101 Dalmatians musical, Tickets onsale
Kate Fleetwood stars as the villainous Cruela de Vil in the Open Air Theatre’s new musical adaptation of children’s classic 101 Dalmatians.
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.
‘Exciting, vibrant & thrilling’: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR – Barbican Theatre ★★★★
Back for its third triumphant year, the Regent’s Park Open Air production of Jesus Christ Superstar is exciting, vibrant fresh and thrilling.
NEWS: Regent’s Park announces principal casts for Evita & Jesus Chris Superstar
Regent’s Park Theatre has today announced principal casting for their productions of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita and Jesus Christ Superstar, alongside the full creative team for Evita.