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Casting Announcement 01
Apr

By Open Air Theatre

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With rehearsals about to start and summer just around the corner, we are excited to make our first casting announcement for the 2015 season.

Laura Pitt-Pulford (The Light Princess /The Sound of Music, Curve) and Alex Gaumond (Matilda, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) star as Milly and Adam in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Sabrina Bartlett, who debuts in Poldark on Easter Sunday, joins Olivier Award-winner Janie Dee in Torben Betts’ new adaptation of The Seagull. Matthew Tennyson, who won the Evening Standard Award for Outstanding Newcomer in 2012, will play Kostantin.

In Peter Pan, the title role is played by Hiran Abeysekera (currently Beyond The Beautiful Forevers ,National) with Captain Hook played by David Birrell, who returns to the Open Air Theatre following his 2012 performances in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and as Father in Ragtime. Also returning are Beverly Rudd as Smee (Little Red Ridinghood, Into the Woods) and George Bukhari as Nibbs (Bottom, A Midsummer Night's Dream / Piggy, Lord of the Flies).

Don't forget that you have until the end of April to take advantage of our Early Bird Preview offer.

We are also delighted to confirm the 2015 UK tour dates for Lord of the Flies, which opens at the New Victoria Theatre, Woking on 16 September following 14 performances at the Open Air Theatre.

In more news, Nitin Sawhney will perform from his new album on Sunday 9 August, and Paul Merton has confirmed his return to the Comedy Store Players for their 25th anniversary gig at the theatre on 26 July.

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