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2018 Season Announced 31

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We are delighted to announce details of our 2018 Season, which includes Peter Pan, As You Like It, Dinosaur World Live, Little Shop of Horrors, and The Turn of the Screw, a co-production with English National Opera.

The season launches with a return of our Olivier Award-nominated production of Peter Pan, in the final year of the WW1 Centenary Commemorations. George Llewelyn Davies, who was one of the children who inspired J. M. Barrie to create the character of Peter Pan, was killed in action in 1915. Our production remembers him, and a generation of Lost Boys. [Opens 17 May; more information]

Max Webster, who is currently enjoying a revival of his production of The Lorax at the Old Vic, then directs Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, As You Like It, with music composed by former Noah and the Whale frontman, Charlie Fink. Following his Olivier-nominated lighting on Jesus Christ Superstar, Lee Curran is back to light the production. [Opens 06 July; more information]

We are also delighted to announce the completed creative team for The Turn of the Screw, which reunites director Timothy Sheader with designer Soutra Gilmour. Soutra previously designed the impressive multi-tiered set for our Olivier Award-winning production of Into the Woods. [Opens 22 June; more information]

Playing daytime performances, dinosaurs return to Regent’s Park in Dinosaur World Live, a brand new 50-minutes show (complete with Tyrannosaurus rex) for ages 3+. [Opens 14 August; more information]

Completing the season, Maria Aberg makes her Open Air Theatre directorial debut with the mean green monster musical Little Shop of Horrors. Designed by Tom Scutt (who designed Jesus Christ Superstar), musical supervision is by Tom Deering (Jesus Christ Superstar / On The Town), lighting by Howard Hudson (On The Town), and sound by Nick Lidster for Autograph (Jesus Christ Superstar). [Opens 03 August; more information]

Priority Booking is now open membership options
Public Booking opens 11am, Wednesday 6 December


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