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2018 Season On Sale 06

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Our 2018 Season, which includes Peter Pan, As You Like It, Dinosaur World Live, Little Shop of Horrors, and The Turn of the Screw, a co-production with English National Opera, is now on sale. Also on sale from today, as part of our MOREoutdoor series of events, is Joe Lycett’s I’m About To Lose Control And I Think Joe Lycett [22 July; more information]. Further MOREoutdoor events will be announced in the New Year.

The season launches with a return of our Olivier Award-nominated production of Peter Pan, in the final year of the WW1 Centenary Commemorations. George Llewelyn Davies, who was one of the children who inspired J. M. Barrie to create the character of Peter Pan, was killed in action in 1915. Our production remembers him, and a generation of Lost Boys. [Opens 17 May; more information]

Max Webster, who recently enjoyed a revival of his production of The Lorax at the Old Vic, then directs Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, As You Like It, with music composed by former Noah and the Whale frontman, Charlie Fink. Following his Olivier-nominated lighting on Jesus Christ Superstar, Lee Curran is back to light the production. [Opens 06 July; more information]

With music by Benjamin Britten, The Turn of the Screw – our co-production with English National Opera – reunites director Timothy Sheader with designer Soutra Gilmour. Soutra previously designed the impressive multi-tiered set for our Olivier Award-winning production of Into the Woods. ENO Mackerras Fellow Toby Purser conducts the ENO orcherstra for this unique outdoor production of Britten’s masterly reworking of Henry James’ classic novella.  [Opens 22 June; more information]

Playing daytime performances, dinosaurs return to Regent’s Park in Dinosaur World Live, a brand new 50-minutes show (complete with Tyrannosaurus rex) for ages 3+. [Opens 14 August; more information]

Completing the season, Maria Aberg makes her Open Air Theatre directorial debut with the mean green monster musical Little Shop of Horrors. Designed by Tom Scutt (Jesus Christ Superstar), musical supervision is by Tom Deering (Jesus Christ Superstar / On The Town), lighting by Howard Hudson (On The Town), and sound by Nick Lidster for Autograph (Jesus Christ Superstar). [Opens 03 August; more information]

Public Booking is now open


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Previous entries

Peter Pan Casting Announcement

23rd Mar 2018

Full cast announced for Peter Pan

As You Like It and Little Shop of Horrors Artwork

23rd Mar 2018

New artwork released for summer season

MOREoutdoor Comedy and Films Announced

20th Feb 2018

Full listing for our Sunday Comedy and Film events

Superstar Casting Announced for Chicago

19th Feb 2018

Casting details released for Superstar Chicago

Creating Imagery for The Turn of the Screw

16th Feb 2018

From the brief to the final artwork

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