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2023 Season Announcement 17

Posted 17 October 2022

With Priority Booking opening at 11am on Tuesday, 18 October, we are excited to announce the productions that make up our 2023 season.

The season opens with Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s musical Once On This Island (10 May – 10 June), directed by Ola Ince. This is followed by Carl Grose’s Robin Hood: The Legend. Re-written (17 June – 22 July), a Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre commission directed by Melly Still. Timothy Sheader then directs the musical La Cage aux Folles (29 July – 16 September), with a book by Harvey Fierstein, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, based on the play by Jean Poiret.

Work for younger audiences and families includes a brand new adaptation of Ben Okri’s Every Leaf A Hallelujah (22 May - 10 June), adapted by Chinonyerem Odimba, The Tempest re-imagined for everyone aged six and over (30 June – 22 July) re-imagined and directed by Jennifer Tang in a co-production with the Unicorn Theatre, and Nicoll Entertainment’s Dinosaur World Live (11 August – 3 September), written and directed by Derek Bond.

Artistic Director Timothy Sheader said:

“Our 2022 season was big and bold; we were thrilled with how all three shows brought very different audiences to the Park. The 2023 season increases our commitment to commissioning and producing new work alongside our reimagined revivals and we are delighted to welcome Carl Grose and Chinonyerem Odimba to our stages. After the completion of a major capital project this winter the auditorium will be increased by a further 53 seats, all of which will be sold in the lower price bands. I am particularly excited that we can offer productions for children and families throughout the entirety of the season, engaging younger audiences with the magic of live performance.

We look forward to you joining us next summer.”


Priority Booking is now open.

Find out how to access priority booking for just £15, or become a member for £50, which gives access to priority booking, discounted tickets and exclusive events.

Public Booking opens 11am, Tuesday 8 November.


Our production of Jesus Christ Superstar has now embarked on the next leg of its North American tour, with dates confirmed through to June 2023. The multi-award winning production originated at the Open Air Theatre in 2016, with a subsequent revival in 2017. Following a transfer to the Lyric Opera of Chicago in 2018, the production returned to London and played a season at the Barbican in 2019 ahead of its first North American tour produced by Work Light Productions. In 2020, the production was the first to open in London during the pandemic.

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