The blog

2022 Season Announced 15
Nov

Whats On

We are excited to announce three incredible productions that will mark our 90th anniversary season next summer.

Based on the hit movie of the same name, opening the season is the modern musical phenomenon, Legally Blonde. Meet fashion merchandising major, Elle Woods. Dumped by her Harvard Law School boyfriend, she embarks on a drastic plan to win him back, only to discover that there is more to love – and definitely Elle Woods – than meets the eye. Directed by Lucy Moss, co-writer and co-director of the smash-hit musical SIX, this will be a great start to the summer.

Previously postponed due to the pandemic, our highly-anticipated new musical, 101 Dalmatians, will premiere at the theatre in July. Local author Dodie Smith set her novel in Regent’s Park, so it is the perfect story for us to tell. Directed by Timothy Sheader, this heart-warming show is packed with puppetry, terrific songs, and is perfect for all the family.

In a dramatic season finale, Antigone, by multi-award-winning writer, Inua Ellams, is a blistering retelling of the epic story, directed by Max Webster. A torn family. A hostile state. One heroic brother. One misguided son. One conflicted sister, and the second is on the run.


Completing your Open Air Theatre experience, our ever-popular Covered Dining is back, and menus are already confirmed. Also available to pre-purchase are vouchers for The Grill and The Pizza Oven.

View menus


Priority booking opens 11am, Tuesday 16 November. Purchase access to priority booking for just £15, or, with access to priority booking, special events and ticket discounts, why not become a member for £50. Find out more

Public booking opens 11am, Tuesday 7 December.



Previous entries

We bid farewell to Stephen Sondheim

29th Nov 2021

We, along with the entire theatre industry, were saddened to hear of the passing of composer and lyricist, Stephen Sondheim.

OAT Alumni Take Home Black British Theatre Awards

22nd Nov 2021

Five members of our 2021 season alumni took home awards from last night's third annual Black British Theatre Awards.

Cultural Recovery Fund Award

18th Nov 2021

We are thrilled to hear we have received funding thanks to the government’s Cultural Recovery Fund. Culture creates jobs, supports livelihoods and brings joy to everyone.

View all entries

Add a comment

Please note that all comments are moderated. Your email address will not be displayed and will never be shared with anyone.

(required)
(required)
(required)