Regents Park Open Air Theatre 2015 season makes mischief with Peter Pan


Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has confirmed that J.M. Barrie’s original stage play of Peter Pan will open its 2015 season this May.

The season will also include The Seagull and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

Timothy Sheader’s 2011 production of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies will return to the venue in September prior to a major UK tour.

Rediscovering J. M. Barrie’s original play of Peter Pan, artistic director Timothy Sheader creates a Never Land where danger stalks dreams and adventure breeds mischief.

Liam Steel co-directs following his work on The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess in 2014.

Timothy previously directed To Kill A Mockingbird, currently touring the UK, and the Olivier Award-winning revivals of Crazy For You, Into the Woods and Hello, Dolly!

The Seagull is directed by Matthew Dunster who previously directed A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the theatre in 2012, in a new version by Torben Betts.

The first of Chekhov’s great works, The Seagull is celebrated as one of the most important plays of the nineteenth century.

As guests assemble at a country house for the staging of an avant-garde open air play, artistic temperaments ignite a more entertaining drama behind the scenes, with romantic jealousies, self-doubt and the ruthless pursuit of happiness confusing lives, loves and literature.

From the Golden Age of the movie musical, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers reunites the team behind the 2013 award-winning production of The Sound of Music.

This much-loved musical includes Bless Your Beautiful Hide, Goin’ Courtin, Wonderful, Wonderful Day, and the dance spectacular, Barn Dance.

Nigel Williams‘ adaptation of Lord Of The Flies, Golding’s classic story of survival, superstition and immorality, will return for just 14 performances before touring.

Sheader’s critically acclaimed production of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird returns to London, and the Barbican, from June 24 with Tony award-winning American actor Robert Sean Leonard reprising the role of Atticus Finch.

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