Wednesday, September 11

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre 2020 season to include 101 Dalmations and Carousel musicals

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre has announced its 2020 season with  artistic director Timothy Sheader  reuniting  with Jesus Christ Superstar choreographer Drew McOnie to produce a new revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel from 31 July to 19 September. Featuring classic numbers such as "If I Loved You" and "You'll Never Walk Alone", the pair's second musical follows the misfortunes of carousel barker Billy Bigelow. Cast and further creative team members are to be announced.

Zinnie Harris (book) and Douglas Hodge (music and lyrics)  will produce a new musical version of 101 Dalmations, based on the book by Dodie Smith (which was famously adapted into a Disney film) running from 16 May to 21 June.

The production is directed by Sheader, with puppetry designed and directed by Toby OliƩ. Also confirmed are Katrina Lindsay (set and costume designer), Liam Steel (choreographer), Sarah Travis (musical supervisor and orchestrator), Howard Hudson (lighting designer) and Tarek Merchant (musical director). Casting is by Jill Green, with children's casting by Verity Naughton.



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