2016 Season Announcement
By Open Air Theatre
We are excited to announce details for our 2016 season.
Michael Morpurgo’s Running Wild will open the season (13 May – 12 June). In a co-production with Chichester Festival Theatre, who originally created the piece with their youth theatre, we will develop the play to launch its professional premiere. Timothy Sheader and original Chichester director Dale Rooks direct.
To commemorate the legacy of Shakespeare, 400 years since the playwright’s death, Robert Hastie will direct Henry V (17 June – 9 July). Currently an Associate Director for the Donmar Warehouse, Robert recently received critical acclaim for Splendour by Abi Morgan and My Night With Reg, which subsequently transferred to the Apollo Theatre.
Celebrating 45 years since Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s seminal musical first hit the stage, Timothy Sheader will direct Jesus Christ Superstar (15 July – 27 August). With a legendary score, this epic story, with choreography by Drew McOnie, will find a new resonance in the unique surroundings of Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.
The 2013 sell-out production of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, adapted for the stage by Simon Reade and directed by Deborah Bruce, will conclude the 2016 season (2 – 17 September). Following the success of To Kill a Mockingbird and Lord of the Flies (which continues until March 2016), Pride and Prejudice will then embark on a major UK tour.
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