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Epic Theatre This Summer 12
Feb

By Open Air Theatre

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This summer we are bringing the Indonesian rainforest to Regent’s Park with our epic production of Michael Morpurgo’s Running Wild.

Michael Morpurgo is one of our most popular authors, with War Horse gaining him an international reputation, through the novel, stage play and film. Finn Caldwell and Toby Olié, both previous Associate Puppetry Directors on War Horse, have created stunning puppets for his Running Wild, including an elephant, tiger, crocodile and orag-utans. Their work has also recently included The Lorax (Old Vic) and The Light Princess (National).

In a co-production with Chichester Festival Theatre, and with a cast of 40, Running Wild is our most ambitious project yet.

Amongst the wonder of the rainforest, Running Wild also tells a darker story: that of the destruction of habitat and of poachers killing for greed. We are proud to have teamed up with neighbours ZSL London Zoo, whose mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats. As well as running education modules for schools in association with the production, for every family ticket purchased for Running Wild, we are offering an £8.00 discount to ZSL London Zoo, so that families can find out more about their important conservation work.

Ways to Save*

Early Bird Previews – save £5: Book before the end of April, and save £5 on standard prices during previews (13 – 18 May), valid on Price Bands A – D. This can be combined to Member and Group discounts, but not with student, senior concessions or with the Family Ticket.

U18 - £25 tickets: Get best available tickets for £25.00, valid on all performances excluding Saturday evenings (excluding premium seats).

Family Ticket – save up to £37: Exclusively for Running Wild, our £110 family ticket package of 4 tickets can be a combination of either 2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children), excluding Saturday evenings.

£10 BREEZE tickets: Aged 18 – 25? We have 50 tickets for every preview at £10 each (Price Band B). BREEZE membership costs just £10 per year– with a 10% discount at the bar and barbecue too.

Senior matinee - £22.50 tickets: Seniors can pre-book best available seats at £22.50 for mid-week matinees.

*Full terms for each of the discounts and concessions

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