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Regents Park Announces 2014 Season

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Regents Park Announces 2014 Season
Posted: 10/29/13 at 12:32pm
The Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park has announced its 2014 season, with a production of All My Sons, Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, Hobson's Choice, a re-imagined Twelfth Night for young audiences and the previously announced return of To Kill A Mockingbird.

Opening the season, artistic director Timothy Sheader will direct Arthur Miller's classic play All My Sons, which will run from 15 May to 7 June 2014. Sheader previously directed Arthur Miller's The Crucible during the 2010 season, winning the WhatsOnStage award for Best Director.

Hobson's Choice will then run from 12 June to 12 July, directed by Nadia Fall (Doctor's Dilemma, Home, National Theatre, Disgraced, Bush Theatre).

Harold Brighouse's unlikely love story combines comedy with romance as it follows the lives and loves of boot-maker Henry Horatio Hobson and his three daughters.

The musical offering at Regent's Park next year will be the Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, running from 17 July to 23 August 2014. Also directed by Sheader, the show tells of Porgy, a beggar, and his devotion to taming wild Bess to save her from a life of ruin.

With a book adapted by Suzan-Lori Parks and a musical score adapted by Dierdre L. Murray, it features songs including "Summertime" and "It Ain't Necessarily So".

The season is completed by a re-imagined version of Twelfth Night produced specifically for audiences aged six and over, which will run in daytime performances alongside Hobson's Choice, from 21 June to 12 July 2014. The production will be supported by in-school workshops devised by the Young Shakespeare Company for years 3-6.

As previously announced , the 2013 production of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird will then return to the venue to bring the 2014 season to a close.

Full cast and creative team for all productions will be announced in due course.

Tickets for To Kill a Mockingbird are on sale now, whilst tickets for All My Sons, Hobson's Choice, Twelfth Night re-imagined and Porgy and Bess will go on sale in early December.
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Regents Park Announces 2014 Season
Posted: 10/29/13 at 02:00pm
I've never really fancied the prospect of freezing my nuts off at an open air show and squeezing into uncomfortable seats at Regents Park - though I do regret not having forced myself to suffer the elements to see Into The Woods at Regents Park a few years ago. And, to be honest, there's nothing on that list that tempts me to break the habit of a lifetime. lol
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Regents Park Announces 2014 Season
Posted: 10/29/13 at 02:43pm
The list doesn't appeal to me either, but you missed a brilliant Hello Dolly, Bob.
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Princeton Returns
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Regents Park Announces 2014 Season
Posted: 10/29/13 at 02:59pm
Not a fan of the venue at all and none of these shows appeal either
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Regents Park Announces 2014 Season
Posted: 10/29/13 at 05:18pm
Saw To Kill a Mockingbird on the warmest day of the summer, one of the most immersive and creative theatrical experiences I've ever had.

Into the Woods in 2010 was also a dream, not sure if I'm in love with the theatre itself or Tim Sheader's work, his All my Sons seems like a must!
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Regents Park Announces 2014 Season
Posted: 10/29/13 at 07:36pm
One of my favourite venues, a true amphitheatre in the park, where anything can happen but then again I am lucky to live in London and work only 10 minutes walk from the theatre, so can see what the weather is like before I purchase my tickets. With the great weather this year and also 3 great shows, the Open Air had a scorcher of a year, which is great.

I am looking forward to next years season, especially 'All My Sons', but I don't think that could eclipse the West End production 3 years ago with David Suchet and Zoe Wannamaker, which was brilliant. 'Porgy and Bess' is also a inspired move, I would never of guessed they opt for that!! I saw the same production in the Richard Rodgers theatre in New York last year, Norm Lewis and Audra Mcdonald were awesome, so looking forward to see what the park could do with catfish row, I would think Clive Rowe would be excellent in this.
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Regents Park Announces 2014 Season
Posted: 10/31/13 at 04:28pm
I think PORGY AND BESS is a really exciting choice, and even more so because they are using the version adapted for the recent Broadway production starring Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis. Didn't think we'd be seeing that over here, but now we get to see what all the fuss was about! I'll be booking my first trip to Regents Park just to see that!

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