Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park
Londres - Angleterre

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Annonce de la saison 2016 de l'Open Air Theatre à Regent's Park

 Londres (Angleterre)
 Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park  
   
 Publié le 10 nov. 2015
On y retrouvera deux "gros morceaux":Jesus Christ Superstar de Andrew Lloyd Webber et Pride and Prejudice de Jane Austen. Seront aussi proposés: Running Wild de Michael Morpurgo et Henry V de Shakespeare.

Saison 2014 de l'Open Air Theatre à Regent's Park

 Londres (Angleterre)
 Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park  
   
 Publié le 30 oct. 2013
Le Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre a annncé sa prochaine saison 2014, qui comprendra All My Sons, Hobson's Choice, Twelfth Night re-pensé pour les plus de 6 ans, Porgy and Bess, et la reprise de To Kill A Mockingbird.   

Théâtre
Original

51) Dragons and Mythical Beasts (Original)

Joué durant  3 semaines

Première preview: mar. 11 août 2020
Première: mar. 11 août 2020
Dernière: dim. 06 septembre 2020

Compositeur: *** Divers •  
Parolier: *** Divers •  
Libettiste: *** Divers •  
Metteur en scène: Derek Bond • Laura Cubitt •  
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Commentaire: From the creators of the West End smash hit Dinosaur World Live, who bring spectacular puppets to life, don’t miss this brand new spell-binding adventure, live on stage!  (plus) 


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Revival

50) Carousel (Revival)

Joué durant  1 mois 2 semaines

Première preview: ven. 31 juillet 2020
Première: ven. 31 juillet 2020
Dernière: sam. 19 septembre 2020

Compositeur: Richard Rodgers •  
Parolier: Oscar Hamerstein II •  
Libettiste: Oscar Hamerstein II •  
Metteur en scène: Timothy Sheader •  
Chorégraphe: Drew McOnie •  
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Revival

49) Romeo and Juliet (Revival)

Joué durant  4 semaines

Première preview: sam. 27 juin 2020
Première: sam. 27 juin 2020
Dernière: sam. 25 juillet 2020

Compositeur: Jerome Korman • Terrence Mann •  
Parolier: Terrence Mann •  
Libettiste: Terrence Mann •  
Metteur en scène: Kimberley Sykes •  
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Original

48) 101 Dalmatians (Original)

Joué durant  1 mois

Première preview: sam. 16 mai 2020
Première: sam. 16 mai 2020
Dernière: dim. 21 juin 2020

Compositeur: Douglas Hodge •  
Parolier: Douglas Hodge •  
Libettiste: Zinnie Harris •  
Metteur en scène: Timothy Sheader •  
Chorégraphe: Liam Steel •  
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47) Evita (Revival)

Joué durant  1 mois 2 semaines

Première preview: ven. 02 août 2019
Première: jeu. 08 août 2019
Dernière: sam. 21 septembre 2019

Compositeur: Andrew Lloyd Webber •  
Parolier: Tim Rice •  
Libettiste: Tim Rice •  
Metteur en scène: Gary Lloyd •  
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Revival

46) A Midsummer Night's Dream (Revival)

Joué durant  3 semaines

Première preview: ven. 28 juin 2019
Première: ven. 05 juillet 2019
Dernière: sam. 27 juillet 2019

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Libettiste: William Shakespeare •  
Metteur en scène: Dominic Hill •  
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Revival

45) Hansel and Gretel (Revival)

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Première preview: ven. 14 juin 2019
Première: lun. 17 juin 2019
Dernière: sam. 22 juin 2019

Compositeur: *** Divers •  
Parolier: *** Divers •  
Libettiste: *** Divers •  
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Commentaire: Sung in English. Une coproduction avec l'ENO.  (plus) 


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44) Our Town ()

Joué durant  2 semaines

Première preview: jeu. 16 mai 2019
Première: mer. 22 mai 2019
Dernière: sam. 08 juin 2019

Compositeur: *** Divers •  
Parolier: *** Divers •  
Libettiste: *** Divers •  
Metteur en scène: Ellen McDougall •  
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Commentaire: Rich with detail and shot through with a distinctive mix of light and shade, Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning smalltown epic of human existence remains as theatrically fresh and as topical as ever: OUR TOWN, but also, unmistakably, yours.  (plus) 


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Original

43) ** Hors DB Theatre (Original)

Joué durant  3 semaines

Première preview: mar. 14 août 2018
Première: mar. 14 août 2018
Dernière: dim. 09 septembre 2018

Compositeur: *** Divers •  
Parolier: *** Divers •  
Libettiste: *** Divers •  
Metteur en scène: Derek Bond •  
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Avec: Elizabeth Mary Williams (Miranda), Alexandra Harman (Understudy Miranda/Puppeteer), Darcy Collins (Puppeteer), Liam Wright (Puppeteer), Samantha Arends (Puppeteer), Chris Milford (Puppet Technician/Puppeteer) 


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42) Little Shop of Horrors (The) (Revival)

Joué durant  1 mois 1 semaine

Première preview: ven. 03 août 2018
Première: ven. 10 août 2018
Dernière: sam. 22 septembre 2018

Compositeur: Alan Menken •  
Parolier: Howard Ashman • Howard Ashmand •  
Libettiste: Howard Ashmand •  
Metteur en scène: Maria Aberg •  
Chorégraphe: Lizzi Gee •  
Avec: Joe Allen (Ensemble), Marc Antolin (Seymour), Josh Baker (Ensemble), Billy Cullum (Ensemble), Julian Hoult (Ensemble), Rosalind James (Ensemble), Renee Lamb (Chiffon), Bobbie Little (Ensemble), Forbes Masson (Mr Mushnik), Christina Modestou (Ronnette), Seyi Omooba (Crystal), Jemima Rooper (Audrey), Helen Siveter (Ensemble), Mary Lynn Tiep (Ensemble), Vicky Vox (Audrey II), Matt Willis (Orin) 


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Presse: Mail on Sunday “WATCH OUT BOY, SHE'S A MAN-EATER.” “Out of designer Tom Scutt’s psychedelic, tentacled plant steps Vicky Vox, a fabulous US drag queen. She’s got big lungs, big booty, big heels, and a very big stage presence, absolutely nailing it as this seductively demanding, man-eating diva. MONSTROUSLY GOOD FUN"

The Times "Gloriously succulent and deliciously sinister; exuberantly excessive, and as thrillingly, dangerously seductive as a beribboned bouquet of triffids. The whole ensemble is terrific. Marc Antolin gives Seymour real guts and frustration, and as his beloved co-worker Audrey, Jemima Rooper is no dumb blonde, but a damaged young woman with a broken heart full of hope." "AN ABSOLUTE RIOT"

Financial Times “Inventive sets, wild costumes and a predatory drag-queen flower: what more do you want? There’s exceptional work from choreographer Lizzi Gee and designer Tom Scutt, whose approach to costume is to start with a ton of green glitter and a glue gun, then send out for more. Matt Willis is nothing short of stupendous and a series of quickfire cameos all reinforce his belting star quality."

Attitude "MAGNIFICENT" "Director Maria Aberg’s production keeps pulling surprises - from Vox’s first appearance to a big finish that stages the apocalyptic climax of the original show as a bonkers showstopper. The mother of reinvention…you should BEG, STEAL, BORROW or even KILL TO SEE."

WhatsOnStage.com "Little Shop of Horrors has never looked quite as exciting or outlandish as it does here in Maria Aberg's dynamic new staging, with inspired, witty designs by Tom Scutt. Lizzi Gee's tense, hyperactive choreography adds to the sense of exhilarating menace The show vibrates with a sort of grim vitality that delights and alarms. There is craziness aplenty in Matt Willis' outrageous, magnetic turn as Audrey's unhinged dentist boyfriend, and in Forbes Masson's money-grabbing flower-shop owner, just one facial tic away from Max Bialystock in The Producers." "THIS IS A HELL OF A SHOW. DO NOT MISS IT"

Gay Times “US drag sensation Vicky Vox as the human-eating, evil plant Audrey II ramps this up to a five-star show. From the sparkling costumes to the faaaaabulous voice and characterisation, this diva (sorry, plant) didn’t come to play. She came to slay! From the numerous chuckles off stage to an entrance that’d make even Mariah Carey envious, the genius casting of Vicky Vox shows exactly why LGBTQ characters on stage need to happen evermore; diverse in storytelling and audiences’ clear lust for something new."

The New European "The first sight of Tom Scutt's set for this production is one of the most impressive visions I've seen anywhere in theatreland this year. FUN AND EPIC ON A DELIRIOUS SCALE."

The Independent "YOU'D BE MAD TO MISS THIS UPLIFTING REVIVAL" "The production looks and sounds terrific and offers a genuinely bracing new vision of this piece - a mad cross between The Day of the Triffids and RuPaul’s Drag Race. Prowling around in fishnets and skin-tight green spandex and growling out orders to “Feed Me!” from glitter-encrusted lips, Vicky Vox is in complete, voluptuous command – a Mephistopheles who effortlessly exudes a filthy diva-style sense of danger. Jemima Rooper brings moments of heart-rending dignity to the ditsy Audrey I. I don’t think that I have heard 'Somewhere That’s Green' sung with such simplicity and yearning."

The Arts Desk "MONSTROUSLY ENTERTAINING" "This revelatory revival from Maria Aberg embraces the work’s B-movie dichotomy: equal parts dark, gory fable and riotous carnival of delights. There’s a perfect balance of tones: subversive horticultural horror with a gentle emotional core. Jemima Rooper’s 'Somewhere That’s Green'…is heart-stopping in its yearning simplicity (and, last night, a real sunset obligingly matched Howard Hudson’s dreamy lighting). Marc Antolin brings a sweet earnestness to Seymour; their romantic duet, 'Suddenly, Seymour', is exquisitely euphoric." "THE FULL-BLOODED, FEEL-GOOD HIT OF THE SUMMER"

The Guardian "The defining feature of Maria Aberg’s glitter-ball explosion of a show is how she has encouraged her entire company to perform with presence, swagger and absolute abandon. Matt Willis is a revelation as sadistic dentist Orin, plastered in tattoos and gleaming with malice". "A GLEEFUL CELEBRATION OF CAMP AND COLOUR"

Metro "Vicky Vox seduces and menaces in equal parts, as she patrols the stage and demands to be fed, transforming the action from static street scenes to flamboyant spectacle. The narrators Crystal (Seyi Omooba), Ronnette (Christina Modestou), and Chiffon (Renée Lamb) steal the limelight in nearly every scene." "CAMP, QUIRKY and SINISTER"

Time Out "FIERCE and FABULOUS…American drag queen Vicky Vox stalks the stage in killer heels, rainbow wig and skin-tight sequins, belowing 'Feed Me' in a voice like a Chicago house diva whilst spritzing her bits with plant mister. Tom Scutt’s costumes for the finale of 'Don’t Feed The Plants' have to be seen to be believed."

Evening Standard "TRIUMPHANT - what an ebullient end to a glorious season. Jemima Rooper’s perfect for the part (of Audrey) and makes an appealing pair with Marc Antolin’s loveably unassuming Seymour. For the talented Antolin, this is the breakout performance that he has long been promising."
BroadwayWorld.com "The finale of 'Don't Feed The Plant' is some of the best fun you will see on stage this summer" "A BRIGHT, CAMP and HUGELY ENJOYABLE NIGHT OUT"

The Stage "Maria Aberg’s production is modern, snappy as a Venus flytrap and boasts more than a little bite. It’s Ru Paul’s Drag Race blended with B-movie grotesque. Vicky Vox takes over in full, sequinned glory with her seductive voice and filthy cackle. Vox’s powerhouse vocals and withering glare…from her glittered lips, Audrey II’s famous 'Feed me!' catchphrase becomes wonderfully smutty."

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Revival

41) As you like it (Revival)

Joué durant  2 semaines

Première preview: ven. 06 juillet 2018
Première: mer. 11 juillet 2018
Dernière: sam. 28 juillet 2018

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Libettiste: William Shakespeare •  
Metteur en scène: Max Webster •  
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Avec: Olivia Vinall (Rosalind), Edward Hogg (Orlando), Keziah Joseph (Celia), Beruce Khan (Oliver), Danny Kirrane (Touchstone), Maureen Beattie (Jaques), Amy Booth-Steel, Me'sha Bryan, Joanne McGuinness, Jacade Simpson, Jack Beale, Silas Wyatt-Barke, Simon Armstrong, Gary Lilburn, Kristian Phillips, John Stahl 


Commentaire: The Open Air Theatre's 2018 production of As You Like It was directed by Max Webster and featured a beautiful score of new music by Charlie Fink (Noah and the Whale). Webster's visions for the Forest of Arden made our outdoor setting the perfect backdrop for Naomi Dawson's beautiful design. This joyous re-imagining of Shakespeare's classic comedy was dubbed as "summer fun, pure and simple" (Independent). With notable performances from Danny Kirrane: the “show-stealing, belly swinging, libidinous Touchstone” (Metro) and Olivia Vinall: "mellifluous of voice, blazes increasingly brightly as Rosalind” (Evening Standard).  (plus) 


Presse: Evening Standard "What a glorious 2018 season this theatre is settling into" "A BLAZING SHAKESPEARE FOR THE SUMMER" "The original music confirms former Noah and the Whale frontman Charlie Fink as a theatre composer of the first rank"

Time Out "VIBRANT, FUNNY and POLISHED" "it's great fun, taking one of Shakespeare's most amorphous plays and repeatedly hitting comedy gold"

Daily Telegraph "Max Webster's production embraces the craziness...it fizzles with playfulness and lascivious intent"

The Times "GORGEOUS...this is such a joy - a merry muddle of the sweet, tender, bawdy and melancholy" "Olivia Vinall is a clever, vibrant Rosalind; Jacade Simpson an adoreable Silvius"

Daily Mail "What steals the show is Danny Kirrane's turn as tubby fool Touchstone, grappling with his pop-up tent and singing serenades into beer bottles for Amy Booth-Steel as his deliciously simply shepherdess"

BroadwayWorld.com "Edward Hogg imbues Orlando with wit and boyish charm, with funny asides that highlight his instinct for comedy. The perfect summer show that will tickle your funny bone and have you humming the tunes all the way home"

City AM "A production that is willing to take risks...A DELIGHT"

The Arts Desk "A CELEBRATORY, MUSICALLY GLEEFUL revival of Shakespeare's cross-dressing favourite" "Maureen Beattie is terrific - a strong, sardonic presence, with a melancholy based not in personal affection, but a deep sadness at the human conditions"

Independent "The whole production is summer fun, pure and simple"

The Guardian "It captures love's exhilarating madness"

Financial Times "Peppered with bright, touching performances, this is a warm, thoughtful production about transformation on many levels"

Metro “The main vibe is giddy escapism and personal liberation, beautifully encapsulated in Charlie Fink’s pop-splattered score”

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40) Turn of the Screw (The) (Revival)

Joué durant  1 semaine

Première preview: ven. 22 juin 2018
Première: ven. 22 juin 2018
Dernière: sam. 30 juin 2018

Compositeur: *** Divers •  
Parolier: *** Divers •  
Libettiste: *** Divers •  
Metteur en scène: Timothy Sheader •  
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Avec: William Morgan (mat) ), Elgan Llyr Thomas (mat)/29/30), Elin Pritchard (mat)/29/30), Rachael Lloyd (mat)), Janis Kelly (mat)/29/30), Sarah Pring (Mrs Grose Jun 23/26/27/30mat)), Rhian Lois (mat)), Anita Watson (mat)/29/30) 


Commentaire: The Turn of the Screw marked the Open Air Theatre's first collaboration with English National Opera. Open Air Theatre Artistic Director Timothy Sheader and members of the ENO orchestra brought their award-winning skills to Britten’s masterly reworking of Henry James' classic novella to create "a stunning re-imagination of Britten's ghost opera...REVELATORY" (WhatsOnStage). Soutra Gilmour created a stunning set which housed conductor Toby Purser and 13 members of the ENO orchestra, who all performed "ASTONISHINGLY" (TrendFM). As the sky got darker and night set in, the story accumulated suspense and horror with the cast instilling "a level of dread and trepidation" (The Upcoming).  (plus) 


Presse: Sunday Times "OUT OF THIS WORLD...an atmospheric, gripping production by Timothy Sheader."

Daily Telegraph "Chilling show does justice to James's ghostly tale...it's hard to imagine a more aptly evocative setting for Britten's masterly adaptaion than the Open Air Theatre"

Evening Standard "AN OFFERING FROM OUT OF THE SHADOWS There is a feeling of something unworldly...a psychological drama, in which the corruption of innocence is all too real."

The Guardian "This joint venture between the Open Air theatre and English National Opera works superbly well and you even feel a chill to the spine as you watch a battle for possession of children’s souls in the gathering dusk.”

Financial Times "A staging of Britten’s opera that gathers supernatural momentum. Soutra Gilmour’s set is A MASTERPIECE”

The Times "Britten’s score becomes increasingly suggestive of evil forces insidiously whittling away the sanity of trusting innocents."

WhatsOnStage "A stunning re-imagination of Britten's ghost opera...REVELATORY"

Broadway World "ACCOMPLISHED, SOPHISTICATED and DISTURBING"

Observer "The thirteen strong chamber ensemble was impeccable...conducted with superb authority by ENO Mackeraras fellow Toby Purser Timothy Sheader's production was intelligent, cogent and, as the sky darkened, properly spooky."

TrendFM "The opera captures the spooky and supernatural undertones through Britten’s piercingly sensitive and evocative music. This is ASTONISHINGLY PERFORMED by the 13 musicians of the ENO as well as ENO’s Mackerras Fellow, Toby Purser as the orchestra’s conductor.”

Bachtrack "Director Timothy Sheader’s grip on Britten’s opera is extremely strong, bringing a sensitivity that embraced the ghoulish supernatural element of the piece, the deep, flawed humanity of the Governess and the sinister sexual insinuations of Quint’s relationship with Miles. The chances of finding a better production of this any time soon are very slim indeed."

The Upcoming "The composer’s spirit must have been commanding the cast and orchestra at Regent’s Park Theatre on Tuesday evening as their performance encompassed the fear, uncertainty and discomfort originally intended by Myfanwy Piper’s chilling libretto. The cast – along with the outstanding work of conductor Toby Purser and the English National Opera – instil a level of dread and trepidation"

The Stage "Conducting, Toby Purser ratchets up the tension over the two hours and the denser textures of the closing scenes fill the air with a palpable dramatic charge"

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Reprise

39) Peter Pan (Reprise)

Joué durant  3 semaines

Première preview: jeu. 17 mai 2018
Première: jeu. 24 mai 2018
Dernière: ven. 15 juin 2018

Compositeur: *** Divers •  
Parolier: *** Divers •  
Libettiste: *** Divers •  
Metteur en scène: Timothy Sheader • Liam Steel •  
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Avec: Hiran Abeysekera (Peter Pan), David Birrell (Captain Hook), Beverly Rudd (Smee), George Bukhari (Nibs), Kae Alexander (Wendy), Patrick Osborne (John), Thomas Dennis (Michael), Rachel Donovan (Tinker Bell), Eben Figueiredo (Tootles), Thomas Pickles (Slighty), Richard James-Neale (Curly), Jacob James Beswick (Twin, Chris Lew Kum Hoi (Twin), Carl Prekopp (Gentleman Starkey), Okorie Chukwu, Owain Gwynn, Jonathan Holby (Pirate), Arthur Kyeyune (Pirate), Melanie Pappenheim (musician), Daniel Bradley (musician), Candida Caldicot (musician), Zands Duggan (musician), Tamara Young (musician), Joe Swain (Show Climber). 


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Presse: "Women are further presented as saintly care-givers by being Peter Pan-reading nurses in the wartime hospital. But if the historical concepts don’t always fly, the production happily does: this has family summer outing written all over it." Holly Williams for The Independent

"Not everything works. Barrie’s original story is full of mother-figure angst, but the lamenting, angelic mother character who haunts this production feels a bit out of place. And it is never entirely convincing having adults playing children." Claire Allfree for The Telegraph

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38) Jesus-Christ Superstar (Reprise)

Joué durant  1 mois 1 semaine

Première preview: ven. 11 août 2017
Première: ven. 11 août 2017
Dernière: sam. 23 septembre 2017

Compositeur: Andrew Lloyd Webber •  
Parolier: Tim Rice •  
Libettiste:  
Metteur en scène: Timothy Sheader •  
Chorégraphe: Drew McConie •  
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Commentaire: A l'occacion du 45ème anniversaire de la création du célèbre musical de Tim Rice et Andrew Lloyd Webber, l'Open Air Theatre présente une nouvelle production mise en scène par Timothy Sheader.  (plus) 


Presse: The Guardian "A GORGEOUS, THRILLING, HEAVENLY MUSICAL. Wit, lyricism and satirical bite abound in this dramatic revival of the classic rock opera with a first-rate cast. If you need any reminding how skilled British musical actors have become in recent years, this is an evening to persuade and cheer: Tyrone Huntley is brilliant as Judas...Declan Bennett’s restrained Jesus has an unforced charisma, and Anoushka Lucas is a soulful Mary Magdalene. An unexpected and considerable pleasure that really rocks"

Daily Telegraph “AN ALMIGHTY REVELATION Each song is sung with such feeling that the soul of the piece, so volatile in tempo, comes roaring through. Superstar’s potency and its Christ-like radicalism – courting sacrilege, achieving an essence of spiritual intensity – is reborn"

Evening Standard "VIVID and COMPELLING. Each new production needs a sprinkling of directorial genius to give it wings. Delightfully, the Open Air Theatre makes this work soar. Timothy Sheader offers some of the most stylish direction I’ve seen all year”

Sunday Times "The resurrection of the rock opera is cause for celebration"

Time Out "Both ruggedly masculine and flamboyantly fabulous. The real find is relative newcomer Tyrone Huntley as Judas: his soulful howl is the most electrifying instrument in this feverishly full throttle resurrection of a classic show."

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Original

37) Oliver Twist (Original)

Joué durant  2 semaines

Première preview: lun. 17 juillet 2017
Première: lun. 17 juillet 2017
Dernière: sam. 05 août 2017

Compositeur: *** Divers •  
Parolier: *** Divers •  
Libettiste: *** Divers •  
Metteur en scène: Caroline Byrne •  
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Avec: Robyn Cara, Rina Fatania, Danny-Boy Hatchard, Michael Hodgson, Daniel Hoffmann-Gill, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Shaun Mason and Angela Wynter play multiple roles, with Tia-Lana Chinapyel, Lewis Fernée and Jordan Nash alternating in the title role. 


Commentaire: Re-discovering Dickens' original story, Caroline Byrne's production of Oliver Twist created for everyone aged six and over was deemed an 'energetic, creative, clever interpretation'. The company of 8 adult actors, and 3 child actors alternating as Oliver, played a total of 38 characters. The action-packed production mixed Victoriana and contemporary elements and design.  (plus) 


Presse: Daily Mail “A RIVETING NEW STAGE PLAY from the Victorian saga.” “Snappy dialogue and brisk scenes take us on a jaunty ride through murky Victorian London…not only is it dark enough to be truly Dickensian and bright enough to fill Regent’s Park with impish delight, Caroline Byrne’s big broad production combines the cunning invention of physical theatre miming with the boisterous joy of Punch and Judy.” “VIVID, GUTSY ENTERTAINMENT”

Radio Times “An exhilarating take on Charles Dickens' classic. The transformations of the actors from character to character were part of the spectacle and compelling to watch; An ENERGETIC, CREATIVE, CLEVER interpretation”

WhatsOnStage “Anya Reiss' impressive adaptation fillets the story very effectively, condensing swathes of plot into neat scenes that propel Oliver's adventures forward.” “AN ACTION-PACKED, THRILLING SHOW with just the right amount of audience interaction to engage and entertain.”

The Guardian “FULL OF INVENTION. Director Caroline Byrne is not afraid of frightening her young audience. Michael Hodgson’s Fagin looks like a pawnbroker down on his luck, dressed in a shiny jacket and scruffy suit. Daniel Hoffman-Gill is thunderingly imposing as workhouse boss Bumble and chief baddy Bill Sikes.” “It is playful, fierce and pleasingly unpatronising”

Sardines “Anya Reiss has met the challenge head on with this adaptation which manages to be both original and faithful to the novel – and that’s quite a balance to have achieved. The children around me seemed to be lapping it up and finding plenty to enjoy”. “Open Air Theatre Regents Park has made a speciality of adapting classics, mostly Shakespeare, for family audiences in recent years and this latest one is worth catching if you can”

BroadwayWorld.com “Gbemisola Ikumelo is excellent and has great fun with the ebullient character of Mrs Corney, who she plays with a very exaggerated West African accent to great comedic effect. She eases into Nancy's big-hearted cockney charm”

UpStagedArts.com “This production manages to show the darker side to Dickens' novel while at the same time being engaging and entertaining, I would definitely recommend going to see it over the summer!”

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Revival

36) A Tale of Two Cities (Revival)

Joué durant  3 semaines

Première preview: ven. 07 juillet 2017
Première: jeu. 13 juillet 2017
Dernière: sam. 05 août 2017

Compositeur: *** Divers •  
Parolier: *** Divers •  
Libettiste: *** Divers •  
Metteur en scène: Timothy Sheader •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec: Lydia Bradford, Sean Cernow, Claire-Louise Cordwell, Marième Diouf, Patrick Driver, Nabil Elouahabi, Lorna Gayle, Lewis Griffin, Nicholas Karimi, Nicholas Khan, Andrew Koji, Kevork Malikyan, Francesca Mills, Jude Owusu, Tim Samuels with Aliya Ali, Evie Buxton, Mia Dalley, Foyinsola Ighodalo, Kaitlyn Kou, and Olivea Puci sharing the children’s roles 


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Revival

35) On the Town (Revival)

Joué durant  1 mois 1 semaine

Première preview: ven. 19 mai 2017
Première: jeu. 25 mai 2017
Dernière: sam. 01 juillet 2017

Compositeur: Leonard Bernstein •  
Parolier: Adolph Green • Betty Comden •  
Libettiste: Adolph Green • Betty Comden •  
Metteur en scène: Drew McOnie •  
Chorégraphe: Drew McConie •  
Avec: Danny Mac (Gabey), Jeremy Taylor, Fred Haig, Siena Kelly (Ivy), Miriam-Teak Lee (Hildy), Lizzy Connolly (Claire), Maggie Steed (Madame Dilly), Naoko Mori (Lucy Schmeeler), Rodney Earl Clarke(workman), Mark Heenehan (Judge Pitkin), Michelle Andrews, Myles Brown, Matthew Caputo, Edward Chitticks, Lavinia Fitzpatrick, Cristina Hoey, James Leece, Jacob Maynard, Rachel Muldoon, Melissa Nettleford, Emily Ann Potter, Mollie Melia Redgrave, Lisa Ritchie, Barnaby Thompson, Sam Salter, Brandon Lee Sears 


Commentaire: In our 2017 production of On The Town, Olivier Award-winner Drew McOnie directed and choreographed our biggest dance musical to date. McOnie's choreography was widely celebrated by critics, expressing how 'no one can fill a show with exhilarating jazz and beautiful balletic movement quite as explosively as Drew McOnie' (The Stage). Alongside the 'stunning dance ensemble' (Musical Theatre Review), Bernstein's score was 'played with pinpoint precision by the 17-piece orchestra' (Musical Theatre Review), making the production 'a glorious reimagining of Broadway rarity' (The Arts Desk). Many of the cast members were also noted for their individual performances including 'stand-out man' Danny Mac, 'whose effortless tenor gives gorgeous voice to one of the show's loveliest, most mellow numbers' (The Stage), and Siena Kelly: the way she 'dances every step is if her life depends on it' (The Guardian). This production was also nominated for Best Musical Revival in the 2018 Olivier Awards.  (plus) 


Presse: Mail on Sunday "Leonard Bernstein’s musical romcom is a glorious Valentine to the Big Apple. It’s a helluva score, pulsating to the JAZZY, BLUESY, SEXY, SLEAZY, EXHILARATING and ROMANTIC rhythms of the city that never sleeps" "'Sex and art don’t mix'...They mix perfectly in this show, the hottest to trot in London Town"
The Times “Stylish, sultry Manhattan musical is ONE HELLUVA SHOW” “LAVISH and IMAGINATIVE…as more performers than you think possible twist and spring and strut and swing in midair, this amphitheatre in Regent’s Park fills with spring fever”
The Guardian “AS DELICIOUS AS ICE-CREAM ON A HOT SUMMER'S DAY” “McOnie’s choreography has a freshly minted zing that captures the youthful, glad-to-be-alive exuberance of its protagonists. As the trio of sailors, Samuel Edwards, Danny Mac and Jacob Maynard, dance athletically and sing tunefully and are immensely likeable…Siena Kelly’s Ivy dances every step is if her life depends on it”
Observer "ON THE TOWN HITS ITS NEW YORK STRIDE in Regent’s Park." "In a dream sequence, night-tinted by Howard Hudson’s wonderful lighting, everyone moves as if they were melting. Peter McKintosh’s set and costume design would have been unimaginable at the Open Air theatre before imaginative Timothy Sheader took over as artistic director."
Financial Times “McOnie’s exuberant work is irresistible. A smart, INFECTIOUS production”
Sunday Times "A SHOW WITH PULLING POWER. On The Town is a high-octane, superslick romp."
Radio Times “A DAZZLING REVIVAL. Director and choreographer Drew McOnie explores the work's full balletic possibilities, and in Peter McKintosh the production has a set and costume designer who has a true artist's way with colour.” “Maggie Steed stands out as the whisky-swigging dragon of a singing teacher Madame Dilly.”
The Arts Desk “Triple threat Danny Mac and co are UNMISSABLE...a glorious reimagining of Broadway rarity” “Crisp-as-Vermouth, towering, scissor-legged Miriam-Teak Lee is so delicious that you wonder where she has been hiding… only to discover that this is, astoundingly, her professional debut.”
WhatsOnStage “Lizzy Connolly, Siena Kelly and Miriam-Teak Lee steal this show. Connolly is hilarious … she is GRACEFUL and HILARIOUS and manages Hildy's comedy with ease and perfect timing”
Daily Telegraph “It looks exquisite, and sounds gorgeous rising to the bravura challenge of the score with it’s clarinet siren wails, clownish shifts of tempo, and thrilling collision of jazz age dreaminess with bombardments of brass.”
Daily Express “VIVACIOUS…the stage erupts in a whirligig of dance and flashing colours; if there is any justice, newcomers Miriam-Teak Lee and Siena Kelly are on their way to stardom, while Lizzy Connolly as a gum-chewing saucebox and veteran Maggie Steed as a Jack Daniel’s-swigging singing teacher are outstanding”
Evening Standard “To the strains of Leonard Bernstein’s beautiful, often haunting, music, the ensemble twirls about the stage in a flurry of colourful costumes.”
The Stage “No one can fill a show with exhilarating jazz and beautiful balletic movement quite as explosively as Drew McOnie” “The stand-out man is Danny Mac whose effortless tenor gives gorgeous voice to one of the show's loveliest, most mellow numbers, Lonely Town; Jacob Maynard brings an IRRESISTIBLE sweetness to the character of Chip; Lizzy Connolly is SCANDALOUSLY SENSATIONAL” “Drew McOnie's sexily hilarious and thrillingly danced revival of a Broadway classic makes THE PERFECT SUMMER TREAT”

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34) Pride and Prejudice (Revival)

Joué durant  1 semaine

Première preview: ven. 02 septembre 2016
Première: mer. 07 septembre 2016
Dernière: sam. 17 septembre 2016

Compositeur: *** Divers •  
Parolier: *** Divers •  
Libettiste: *** Divers •  
Metteur en scène: Deborah Bruce •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec:  


Commentaire: Reprise de la version de l'année précédente…  (plus) 


Presse: ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ "JANE AUSTEN’S MOST BELOVED NOVEL RE-BORN...it clips along smartly from scene to scene...and shows a respect for Austen’s dialogue." The Times
⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ “A PERFECT PRIDE AND PREJUDICE: skittish, comical, easy on the eye and moving…great stuff” Daily Mail

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33) Jesus-Christ Superstar (Revival)

Joué durant  1 mois 1 semaine

Première preview: ven. 15 juillet 2016
Première: jeu. 21 juillet 2016
Dernière: sam. 27 août 2016

Compositeur: Andrew Lloyd Webber •  
Parolier: Tim Rice •  
Libettiste:  
Metteur en scène: Timothy Sheader •  
Chorégraphe: Drew McConie •  
Avec:  


Commentaire: A l'occacion du 45ème anniversaire de la création du célèbre musical de Tim Rice et Andrew Lloyd Webber, l'Open Air Theatre présente une nouvelle production mise en scène par Timothy Sheader.  (plus) 


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32) Henry V (Revival)

Joué durant  2 semaines

Première preview: ven. 17 juin 2016
Première: mer. 22 juin 2016
Dernière: sam. 09 juillet 2016

Compositeur:  
Parolier:  
Libettiste: William Shakespeare •  
Metteur en scène: Robert Hastie •  
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Commentaire: A l'occasion du 400ème anniversaire de la mort de Shakespeare, Henry V est mis en scène par l'Associate Director du Donmar Warehouse, Robert Hastie.  (plus) 


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31) Running Wild ()

Joué durant  3 semaines

Première preview: ven. 13 mai 2016
Première: jeu. 19 mai 2016
Dernière: dim. 12 juin 2016

Compositeur: *** Divers •  
Parolier: *** Divers •  
Libettiste: *** Divers •  
Metteur en scène: Timothy Sheader • Dale Rooks •  
Chorégraphe:  
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Commentaire: Une coproduction de l'Open Air Theatre de Regent's Park et du Chichester Festival Theatre  (plus) 


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30) Peter Pan ()

Joué durant  1 mois

Première preview: ven. 15 mai 2015
Première: ven. 15 mai 2015
Dernière: dim. 14 juin 2015

Compositeur: *** Divers •  
Parolier: *** Divers •  
Libettiste: *** Divers •  
Metteur en scène: Timothy Sheader • Liam Steel •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec: Hiran Abeysekera (Peter Pan), David Birrell (Captain Hook), Beverly Rudd (Smee), George Bukhari (Nibs), Kae Alexander (Wendy), Patrick Osborne (John), Thomas Dennis (Michael), Rachel Donovan (Tinker Bell), Eben Figueiredo (Tootles), Thomas Pickles (Slighty), Richard James-Neale (Curly), Jacob James Beswick (Twin, Chris Lew Kum Hoi (Twin), Carl Prekopp (Gentleman Starkey), Okorie Chukwu, Owain Gwynn, Jonathan Holby (Pirate), Arthur Kyeyune (Pirate), Melanie Pappenheim (musician), Daniel Bradley (musician), Candida Caldicot (musician), Zands Duggan (musician), Tamara Young (musician), Joe Swain (Show Climber). 


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Presse: "Women are further presented as saintly care-givers by being Peter Pan-reading nurses in the wartime hospital. But if the historical concepts don’t always fly, the production happily does: this has family summer outing written all over it." Holly Williams for The Independent

"Not everything works. Barrie’s original story is full of mother-figure angst, but the lamenting, angelic mother character who haunts this production feels a bit out of place. And it is never entirely convincing having adults playing children." Claire Allfree for The Telegraph

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29) Sound of Music (The) (Revival)

Joué durant  1 mois 1 semaine

Première preview: jeu. 25 juillet 2013
Première: lun. 05 août 2013
Dernière: sam. 14 septembre 2013

Compositeur: Richard Rodgers •  
Parolier: Oscar Hammerstein II •  
Libettiste: Howard Lindsay • Russel Crouse •  
Metteur en scène: Rachel Kavanaugh •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec: Charlotte Wakefield (Maria Rainer) , Michael Xavier (Captain Von Trapp), Faye Brookes (Liesl) , Helen Hobson (Mother Abbess), Caroline Keiff (Elsa Schraeder), Joshua Tonks (Rolf), Kimberley Blake, Helen Colby, Samuel Edwards, Tim Frances, Victoria Hinde, Christopher Hunt, Michael Matus, Harry Morrison, Gemma Page, Laura Pick, Stuart Matthew Price , Anna Simmons, Chloe Taylor, Helen Walsh. 


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Presse: "This new production in the idyllic surroundings of Regent’s Park is the finest I have ever seen."
Charles Spencer for The Daily Telegraph

"Rachel Kavanaugh's revival rightly plays up the story's politics: the only trick she misses, unlike Jeremy Sams's superb 2006 Palladium production, is in not fully showing how tensions between collaborators and anti-fascists infect a party thrown by the captain on the eve of the 1938 Anschluss. But everything else about the show feels right."
Michael Billington for The Guardian

"Rachel Kavanaugh’s buoyant production is respectful rather than radical, albeit with smart touches of wit and some new musical settings."
Henry Hitchings for The Evening Standard

"Rachel Kavanaugh's revival offers an admirably warm, straightforward and sincerely felt account of its (at times glutinously) sentimental story of nuns and Nazis and a young postulant who brings singing and love back to the motherless, defensively regimented of a widowed naval Captain."
Paul Taylor for The Independent

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28) Ragtime (Revival)

Joué durant  3 mois 1 semaine

Nb de preview: 10 previews
Nb de représentations: 52 représentations
Première preview: ven. 18 mai 2012
Première: lun. 28 mai 2012
Dernière: sam. 08 septembre 2012

Compositeur: Stephen Flaherty •  
Parolier: Lynn Ahrens •  
Libettiste: Terrence MacNally •  
Metteur en scène: Timothy Sheader •  
Chorégraphe: Javier De Frutos •  
Avec: Ensemble - Jamal Andreas
Harry Houdini - Stephane Anelli
Little Boy - Fin Banks
Coalhouse Walker - Rolan Bell
Father - David Birrell
Ensemble - Louise Bowden
Evelyn Nesbit - Katie Brayben
Little Girl - Lily Burgering
Emma Goldman - Tamsin Carroll
J. P. Morgan - Anthony Clegg
Mother - Rosalie Craig
Little Boy - Rory Fraser
Ensemble - Hayley Gallivan
Ensemble - Shimi Goodman
Little Boy - Ewan Harris
Little Girl - Lila Heller
Younger Brother - Harry Hepple
Ensemble - Waylon Jacobs
Ensemble - Kurt Kansley
Sarah - Claudia Kariuki
Willie Conklin - Joshua Lacey
Ensemble Mireia - Mambo-Bokele
Tateh John - Marquez
Ensemble - Sandra Marvin
Booker T. Washington - Sophia Nomvete
Little Girl - Oriana Pooles
Ensemble - Corinna Powlesland
Ensemble - Caroline Rovina
Henry Ford - Carl Sanderson
Grandfather - Jo Servi
Ensemble - Lucy St Louis
Ensemble - Tom Woods 


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Presse: Metro
***** “three-time Olivier winner Timothy Sheader has raised the artistic bar...Ragtime is the most ambitious production yet” “an impressive spectacle”

Daily Mail
***** “UPLIFTING” Stephen Flaherty's score matches the energy of the new America with the ragtime music of the period, swelling into gospel and climaxing in misty-eyed anthems"

Financial Times
***** “with show-stopping numbers and a Houdini escapology act, this is a production that matches its material in scope and audacity”

Guardian
***** “It is staged with all the brilliance you’d expect of a man who has won the Olivier award for best musical revival three years running”

Daily Telegraph
***** “Sheader’s coup is to combine the period setting with a prologue set in a junkyard in present day America...the working crane dominates Jon Bausor’s striking design”

Evening Standard
***** “VISUALLY IMPOSING” “Especially impressive is the radiant Rosalie Craig, who is surely a star in the making”

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27) Crazy for you (Revival)

Joué durant  1 mois

Première preview: jeu. 28 juillet 2011
Première: lun. 08 août 2011
Dernière: sam. 10 septembre 2011

Compositeur: George Gershwin •  
Parolier: Ira Gershwin •  
Libettiste: Ken Ludwig •  
Metteur en scène: Timothy Sheader •  
Chorégraphe: Stephen Mear •  
Avec: Bela Zangler … David Burt
Bobby Child … Sean Palmer
Polly Baker … Clare Foster
Irene Roth … Kim Medcalf
Mother/Patricia … Harriet Thorpe
Lank … Michael McKell
Tess … Rachel Stanley
Patsy … Alexis Owen Hobbs
Eugene … Samuel Holmes
Everett … Peter Martin
Follies Girl … Lucy Anderson / Jessica Buckby / Cara Elston / Charlene Ford / Jo Goodwin / Amy Griffiths
Cowboy … Harry Morrison / James O'Connell / Carl Sanderson / Phil Snowden / Stephen Whitson
Ensemble … Richard Jones / Josh Lacey / Jo Morris 


Commentaire: This open-air theatre revival with a nine-piece orchestra, was unanimously praised for the staging, the central performances, and for the brilliant choreography by Stephen Mear. As a result it transferred to the Novello Theatre for a further six month run (though it was originally taking bookings for nine months - up to the end of July 2012.)  (plus) 


Presse: ‘OUTRAGEOUSLY FEEL-GOOD…NOTHING SHORT OF SUBLIME’ Metro
‘BLISSFUL. A DELIRIOUS REVIVAL OF GERSHWIN’S MUSICAL COMEDY‘ Daily Telegraph
‘CRAZILY ENJOYABLE TREAT OF A MUSICAL. THE BEST SCORE IN LONDON. A HILARIOUS TALE…BLISSFUL CHOREOGRAPHY’ Sunday Express
‘SUPERB. THE SHOW BRIMS WITH A SASSY JOIE DE VIVRE. WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE?’ Evening Standard
‘A GLORIOUS BLAZE OF COLOUR AND EXUBERANCE’ Sunday telegraph
‘SHEER JOY. A TREASURE TROVE OF SHOW TUNES. YOU’LL GO CRAZY FOR GERSHWIN’ Daily Mail
‘Irresistible. Outrageously Entertaining’ The Times
‘This is a tonic for gloomy times’ Financial Times
‘PERFECT FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT…SENSATIONAL…..IRRESISTABLE…A GUARANTEED MOOD ENHANCER!’ Mail on Sunday
'WHAT BETTER WAY TO CHASE OFF THE RECESSION BLUES THAN WITH SHOWGIRLS AND COWBOYS? WATCH THIS AND YOU WILL SPEND THREE HOURS WITH A GORMLESS GRIN ON YOUR FACE.’ The Independent
‘PACKED FULL OF BIG NUMBERS WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE?’ Daily Express

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26) Beggar's Opera (Revival)

Joué durant  3 semaines

Première preview: jeu. 23 juin 2011
Première: mar. 28 juin 2011
Dernière: sam. 23 juillet 2011

Compositeur: *** Divers •  
Parolier: John Gay •  
Libettiste: John Gay •  
Metteur en scène:  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec: Phil Daniels (Mr Lockit), David Caves (Macheath), Beverly Rudd (Lucy Lockit), Jasper Britton (Mr Peachum), Janet Fullerlove (Mrs Peachum ), Flora Spencer-Longhurst (Polly Peachum), Akiya Henry (Suky Tawdry), Lucie Skeaping (Jenny Diver), Karen Anderson (Mrs Traipes' Assistant) Jack Bannell (Ben Budge), Keith Dunphy (Matt of the Mint), Oliver Hoare (Filch), Rob McNeil (Gang), Fernanda Prata (Woman of the Town), Vinicius Salles (Gang), Frank Scantori (Jailer/Mrs Traipes) 


Commentaire: For once this was a production of “The Beggar’s Opera” set in its original period, allowing the audience to make its own connections between 18th Century and 21st Century politics and society. As such it was much praised as one of the best of the many revivals over the past decades.  (plus) 


Presse: "At its best, The Beggar’s Opera proves a darkly entertaining night in the park and Lucy Bailey’s production is the most persuasive account of this perplexing classic I have seen."
Charles Spencer for The Daily Telegraph



"Delightful production...Where the show most succeeds is in projecting Gay's point that the criminal underworld was a mirror image of high society...It's a fine show "
Michael Billington for The Guardian

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25) Into the woods (Revival)

Joué durant  3 semaines

Première preview: jeu. 05 août 2010
Première: lun. 16 août 2010
Dernière: sam. 11 septembre 2010

Compositeur: Stephen Sondheim •  
Parolier: Stephen Sondheim •  
Libettiste: James Lapine •  
Metteur en scène: Timothy Sheader • Liam Steel •  
Chorégraphe: Liam Steel •  
Avec: Hannah Waddingham (Witch), Ben Stott (Jack), Marilyn Cutts (Jack’s Mother), Mark Hadfield (Baker), Jenna Russell (Baker’s Wife), Helen Dallimore (Cinderella), Beverly Rudd (Red Riding Hood), Billy Boyle (Mysterious Man) Alice Fearn (Rapunzel) Michael Xavier (Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf), Simon Thomas (Rapunzel’s Prince), Amy Griffiths (Lucinda), Ethan Beer/Eddie Manning/Joshua Swinney (Narrator), Amy Ellen Richardson (Florinda).
Giant’s voice pre-recorded by Judi Dench 


Commentaire: This was framed around the idea that the first narrator is a troubled child, fleeing a parental quarrel. Sitting on the edge of a forest he conjures up a jumbled fairy-tale, and then falls asleep in his sleeping bag to experience a nightmare which is the show itself. The show attracted great praise, with many critics commenting on how well the show suited an open-air venue. It won the Olivier Award for the Best Musical Revival. It was later announced that the production would be re-created in the Open Air Theatre in New York’s Central Park during July and August 2012.  (plus) 


Presse: "Dazzling revival." Michael Billington for The Guardian

"Sharp, spirited revival." Paul Taylor for The Independent

"Timothy Sheader’s interpretation, while stylish and good-looking, suffers from a mixture of stridency, undercooked comedy and patchy singing...This is a show that oscillates between excellence and mediocrity." Henry Hitchings for The Evening Standard

"An inventive, witty production." Sarah Hemming for The Financial Times

"At three hours this often repetitive show would also benefit from cuts...For all its faults, the strength of the company, Sheader’s witty direction and, above all, the spectacularly-lit woodland location, ensure that this fairy-tale musical casts a pretty potent spell." Charles Spencer for The Daily Telegraph

"The most satisfying and revelatory version of this show I’ve seen since Richard Jones’ brilliant London staging in 1990." Mark Shenton for The Stage

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24) Hello, Dolly! (Revival)

Joué durant  1 mois

Première preview: jeu. 30 juillet 2009
Première: lun. 10 août 2009
Dernière: sam. 12 septembre 2009

Compositeur: Jerry Herman •  
Parolier: Jerry Herman •  
Libettiste: Michael Stewart •  
Metteur en scène: Timothy Sheader •  
Chorégraphe: Stephen Mear •  
Avec: Samantha Spiro (Dolly Levi), Ian Bartholomew (Horace Vandergelder) , Josefina Gabrielle (Irene Molloy), Daniel Crossley (Cornelius Hackl), Oliver Brenin (Barnaby Tucker), Akiya Henry (Minnie Fay), Mark Anderson (Ambrose), Clare Louise Connolly, Andy Hockley, John Stacy, Annalisa Rossi, Kevin Brewis 


Commentaire: This was a greatly praised revival, with much acclaim for Samantha Spiro, but it was the production itself and the brilliant choreography of Stephen Mear that captured most of the notices. Everyone remarked on the brilliant waiters’ dance and especially the sequence where the cast becomes a steam train, a top hat turns into a chimney, and boaters turn into whirling wheels – described as a moment of “theatrical genius”.  (plus) 


Presse: HENRY HITCHING'S FOR THE EVENING STANDARD says, "Stephen Mear’s crisp choreography and Timothy Sheader’s pacy, clear direction ensure that this is a buoyant production."
PAUL VALE for THE STAGE says, "vivacious, colourful production."
KAT BROWN for THE LONDON PAPER says, "Beautifully staged production."
BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, "It’s really rather wonderful...On opening night it began to rain, leaving me to wonder if Hello, Dolly! would morph too quickly into Bye-Bye Dolly. But no one noticed or cared. It was all too tuneful, too bright, too much fun to be stopped by English wetness."
MAXIE SZALWINSKA for THE INDEPENDENT says, "Jerry Herman's nostalgia-fest of a musical is big, brash and silly, forever teetering on the brink of saccharine. Timothy Sheader's staging offers a pure jolt of light relief, carefully building up audience goodwill with its pretty, sometimes striking stage pictures."
MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "Fresh and likable revival."

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23) Gigi (Revival)

Joué durant  1 mois

Première preview: mer. 06 août 2008
Première: jeu. 14 août 2008
Dernière: sam. 13 septembre 2008

Compositeur: Frederik Loewe •  
Parolier: Alan Jay Lerner •  
Libettiste: Alan Jay Lerner •  
Metteur en scène: Timothy Sheader •  
Chorégraphe: Stephen Mear •  
Avec: Lisa O'Hare (Gigi), Chaim Topol (Honoré), Thomas Borchert (Gaston), Millicent Martin (Mamita), Linda Thorson (Alicia), Paul Bentley (Dufresne), Amy Ellen Richardson (Liane), Richard Pettyfer (Manuel), David Lucas (Duclos) 


Commentaire: This revival had one of the most illustrious casts possible: Topol, world famous for his Tevye in “Fiddler on the Roof”, Thomas Borchert, the leading star of the German and Austrian musical theatre, Linda Thorson, the Avengers girl, and Millicent Martin (all-time favourite, last seen in “Frasier”) together with the already experienced but relative newcomer, Lisa O’Hare, “a star in the making if ever there was” (Sun newspaper). With excellent choreography and with an exciting production from the new artistic director of Regent’s Park, this was very warmly received.  (plus) 


Presse: LIZ HOGGARD for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "Witty, camp, extremely entertaining."
MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "If the musical stands up well in Regent's Park, it is because of the easy familiarity of the Lerner and Loewe songs and because Timothy Sheader's production is cast from exceptional strength."

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22) Boy Friend (The) (Reprise)

Joué durant  2 semaines

Première preview: mar. 28 août 2007
Première: mar. 28 août 2007
Dernière: sam. 15 septembre 2007

Compositeur: Sandy Wilson •  
Parolier: Sandy Wilson •  
Libettiste: Sandy Wilson •  
Metteur en scène: Ian Talbot •  
Chorégraphe: Bill Deamer •  
Avec: Claire Carrie (Hortense), Rachel Jerram (Polly Browne), Richard Reynard (Tony), Chris Ellis Stanton (Bobby van Husen), Kate Nelson (Maisie), Anna Nicholas (Mme Dubonnet), Ian Talbot (Lord Brockhurst) , Margaret Tyzack (Lady Brockhurst), Neil McCaul (Percival Browne), Charlotte Warren, Gemma Sutton, Hayley Gallivan 


Commentaire: This was a three-week return of the production which had been a huge success at the Open Air Theatre in 2006 – with some changes of cast.  (plus) 


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21) Lady be good (Revival)

Joué durant  1 mois 1 semaine

Première preview: mar. 17 juillet 2007
Première: jeu. 19 juillet 2007
Dernière: sam. 25 août 2007

Compositeur: George Gershwin •  
Parolier: Ira Gershwin •  
Libettiste: Fred Thompson • Guy Bolton •  
Metteur en scène: Ian Talbot •  
Chorégraphe: Bill Deamer •  
Avec: Chris Ellis-Stanton (Dick Trevor), Kate Nelson (Suzie Trevor) , Rachel Jerram ( Shirley Vernon), Hattie Ladbury (Josephine Vanderwater), Paul Grunert (J. Watterson Watkins), Giles Taylor (Bertie Bassett), Norman Bowman (Jack Robinson), Charlotte Warren, Thomas Padden, Steve Watts, Joseph Pitcher 


Commentaire: This was a re-creation of the same production staged by Ian Talbot at the Open Air Theatre fifteen years earlier .  (plus) 


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20) Boy Friend (The) (Revival)

Joué durant  1 mois 3 semaines

Première preview: mar. 18 juillet 2006
Première: mar. 18 juillet 2006
Dernière: sam. 09 septembre 2006

Compositeur: Sandy Wilson •  
Parolier: Sandy Wilson •  
Libettiste: Sandy Wilson •  
Metteur en scène: Ian Talbot •  
Chorégraphe: Bill Deamer •  
Avec: Rachel Jerram (Polly Browne), Joshua Dallas (Tony), Anna Nicholas (Madame Dubonnet), Summer Strallen (Maisie), Ian Talbot (Lord Brockhurst), James Bisp (Marcel), Vivien Care (Guest), Claire Carrie (Hortense), Selina Chilton (Dulcie), Matthew Clark (Pepe) 


Commentaire: Described as a “perfectly joyful piece of summer fluff” coinciding with glorious summer weather, and as entertaining now as it was at its premiere over 50 years ago.  (plus) 


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19) HMS Pinafore (Revival)

Joué durant  1 mois 3 semaines

Première preview: mar. 19 juillet 2005
Première: jeu. 21 juillet 2005
Dernière: sam. 10 septembre 2005

Compositeur: Arthur Sullivan •  
Parolier: W.S. Gilbert •  
Libettiste: W.S. Gilbert •  
Metteur en scène: Ian Talbot •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec: Desmond Barrit (Sir Joseph), Gary Wilmot (Dick Deadeye), Tobias Beer (Sailor), Vivian Care (Cousin), Martin Chamberlain (Sailor), Dominic Colchester (Sailor), Tricia Crowe (Cousin), Nicola Filshie (Cousin), Hal Fowler (Captain Corcoran), Natasha Lewis (Cousin), Dominic Marsh (Sailor), James Millard (Sailor), Lesley Nicol (Little Buttercup), Alastair Parker (Sailor), Sirine Saba (Hebe), Scarlet Strallen (Josephine), Giles Taylor (Boatswain), Simon Thomas (Ralph Rackstraw), Rupert Young (Sailor) 


Commentaire: The new libretto enlarged the role of Dick Deadeye, making him a kind of commentator on the action, and providing him with a series of asides to “modernise” the proceedings. This was not especially welcomed by the majority of the critics, but the overwhelming high-spirits of the show, and especially the glorious over-the-top performance by Desmond Barritt, made this an evening that was almost universally praised.  (plus) 


Presse: SARAH HEMMING for the FINANCIAL TIMES says, "It is hard to resist such a well-sung and vivaciously delivered staging. And the cherry on the cake is Desmond Barrit's dyspeptic Sir Joseph, a vision in naval regalia. He smoulders with self-importance as he recalls his effortless and completely unmerited rise through the ranks. A treat."
FIONA MOUNTFORD for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "Irresistibly jaunty new production...the well-drilled cast, including a joyously camp chorus of tars who imply water pistols would be their weapons of choice in a combat situation, sail through some of Gilbert and Sullivan's greatest hits."
MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "Well-cast production....Ian Talbot's otherwise enjoyable production is hindered rather than helped by Herbert Appleman's revised libretto which turns Dick Deadeye into a choric figure busily explaining the objects of Gilbertian satire."
IANS JOHNS for THE TIMES says, "This Pinafore under Ian Talbot’s command is more jolly knowingness than the pointed caricature of the British class system that it’s supposed to be."

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18) Camelot (Revival)

Joué durant  1 mois 1 semaine

Première preview: mar. 20 juillet 2004
Première: ven. 23 juillet 2004
Dernière: sam. 04 septembre 2004

Compositeur: Frederik Loewe •  
Parolier: Alan Jay Lerner •  
Libettiste: Alan Jay Lerner •  
Metteur en scène: Ian Talbot •  
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Avec: Avec: Daniel Flynn (Arthur) / Lauren Ward (Guenevere) / Matt Rawle (Sir Lancelot) / Russ Abbot (Sir Pellinore) / Raymond Bowers (Merlyn) / Mark Hilton (Mordred) / Ellen O'Grady (Morgan Le Fey) / Nicholas Pound (Sir Dinadan) / Nick Bonner (Sir Lionel) / Oliver Hume (Sir Sagramore) / Gareth Jones (Sir Clarius) / Ben Hicks (Squire Dap) / Sophie Bould (Lady Sybil) / Leanne Rogers (Lady Anne) / Oliver Beamish / Jenny Fitzpatrick / Jordan Frieda / Graham James / Richard Reynard / Lucy Thatcher 


Commentaire: The original was rather bitchily described by Noel Coward as “Parsifal without the jokes”, and forty years later the critics reviewed this revival as “a hugely over-long and desperately unwieldy Arthurian hotch-potch” and as “seventeen hummable songs hung on a hokey story-line”.  (plus) 


Presse: NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "Boring, tuneless."
MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "It's not only an amiably pleasing show but it also reminds us how politicians appropriate popular culture for their own ends."
BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, "You often wish the show had more bite ....Still, there are some nice tunes and some enjoyable acting."
PAUL TAYLOR for THE INDEPENDENT says, "Charming."
DOMINIC CAVENDISH for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "An evening of diminishing returns."
ALASTAIR MACAULAY for THE FINANCIAL TIMES says, "Despite its occasional patchiness in terms of music, it's hard to think of Camelot without affection."

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17) High Society (Original London)

Joué durant  1 mois 3 semaines

Première preview: mar. 22 juillet 2003
Première: jeu. 24 juillet 2003
Dernière: sam. 13 septembre 2003

Compositeur: Cole Porter •  
Parolier: Cole Porter • Susan Birkenhead •  
Libettiste: Arthur Kopit •  
Metteur en scène: Ian Talbot •  
Chorégraphe: Gillian Gregory •  
Avec: Dale Rapley (Dexter), Hal Fowler (Mike), Tracie Bennett (Liz), Annette McLaughlin (Tracy), Brian Green (Uncle Willie), Peter Forbes, Brigit Forsyth, Claire Redcliffe, Walter van Dyck, John Conroy. 


Commentaire: The original 1987 London production had a book by Richard Eyre using the eight songs from the original film version and incorporating an additional ten songs from other Cole Porter musicals. This was a different version with a book by Arthur Kopit - a version which had opened on Broadway in April 1998 where it ran for just 144 performances. The Kopit version also incorporated songs from other Cole Porter musicals - but a different selection of songs from the Richard Eyre version. Although based on the same story with the same characters, these were two very different versions.  (plus) 


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16) Oh, What a Lovely War! (Revival)

Joué durant  1 mois 1 semaine

Première preview: mar. 23 juillet 2002
Première: jeu. 25 juillet 2002
Dernière: Inconnu

Compositeur: *** Divers •  
Parolier: *** Divers •  
Libettiste: *** Divers •  
Metteur en scène: Ian Talbot •  
Chorégraphe: Gillian Gregory •  
Avec: Jon Cartwright, John Conroy, Daniel Crossley, Benedict Cumberbatch, Audrey Palmer, Harry Peacock, Michael Sadler, Liza Sadovy, Guy Vincent 


Commentaire: With a cast of 17, this open-air production was generally felt to lack the anger and rage that should underlie the surface jollity, and to have lost some of its bite by being played in the open-air. However, it was still recognised as having a message as relevant today as ever.  (plus) 


Presse: MARK COOK for TIME OUT says, "Satire with a slightly dulled edge."

SARAH HEMMING for THE FINANCIAL TIMES says, " A brittle, funny and polished production then, but one that doesn't quite deliver the full emotional impact of this highly charged show."

RHODA KOENIG for THE INDEPENDENT says, "The show's contemporary appositeness has dimmed."

BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, "Call it music-hall with teeth, vaudeville with bite."

MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "What makes the show so moving, ... is its ability to catch the texture of ordinary life."

LISA MARTLAND for THE STAGE says, "This is good work and the cast gives its all but along the way the text loses some of its sharpness and the production's pace slows down dramatically."

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15) Pirates of Penzance (The) (Revival)

Joué durant  1 semaine

Première preview: lun. 27 août 2001
Première: lun. 27 août 2001
Dernière: sam. 08 septembre 2001

Compositeur: Arthur Sullivan •  
Parolier: W.S. Gilbert •  
Libettiste: W.S. Gilbert •  
Metteur en scène: Ian Talbot •  
Chorégraphe: Gillian Gregory •  
Avec: Gary Wilmot (Pirate King), Karen Evans (Mabel), David Alder (Major General), Joshua Dallas (Frederic), Su Pollard (Ruth), Giles Taylor, Mark Roper, Sara Hillier, Alison Crowther, Eileen Hunter, Catrin Darnell, Sue O’Brien, Pierre Fabre, Ramin Karimloo 


Commentaire: This was the same production which had played the 2000 season at the Open Air, but with a new cast, and it had been touring in the mean-time.  (plus) 


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14) Where's Charley? (Revival)

Joué durant  3 semaines

Première preview: jeu. 26 juillet 2001
Première: jeu. 26 juillet 2001
Dernière: jeu. 16 août 2001

Compositeur: Frank Loesser •  
Parolier: Frank Loesser •  
Libettiste: George Abbott •  
Metteur en scène: Ian Talbot •  
Chorégraphe: Gillian Gregory •  
Avec: Cameron Blakely (Charley), Lottie Mayor (Amy Spettigue), Alistair Robins (Jack Chesney), Karen Evans (Kitty), Mary Lincoln (Donna Lucia D ’Alvadorez), Philip York (Sir Francis Chesney), Christopher Godwin (Mr Spettigue), John Conroy (Brassett) 


Commentaire: This was its first revival in 43 years.  (plus) 


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13) Pirates of Penzance (The) (Revival)

Joué durant  1 mois 1 semaine

Première preview: ven. 28 juillet 2000
Première: ven. 28 juillet 2000
Dernière: mar. 05 septembre 2000

Compositeur: Arthur Sullivan •  
Parolier: W.S. Gilbert •  
Libettiste: W.S. Gilbert •  
Metteur en scène: Ian Talbot •  
Chorégraphe: Gillian Gregory •  
Avec: Jimmy Johnston (Pirate King), Lucy Quick (Mabel), Paul Bradley (Major General), Mark Umbers (Frederic), Gay Soper (Ruth), John Owen-Jones, Sara Hillier, Joanne Redman, Fiona Dunn, Stephen Matthews 


Commentaire: This was the secon time the Joseph Papp adaptation had been staged in London. It had previously been produced at Drury Lane and the London Palladium.  (plus) 


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12) A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum (Revival)

Joué durant  1 mois 1 semaine

Première preview: mar. 20 juillet 1999
Première: ven. 23 juillet 1999
Dernière: mar. 31 août 1999

Compositeur: Stephen Sondheim •  
Parolier: Stephen Sondheim •  
Libettiste: Burt Shevelove • Larry Gelbart •  
Metteur en scène: Ian Talbot •  
Chorégraphe: Lisa Kent •  
Avec: Roy Hudd (Prologue/Pseudolus), Ben Hicks & Vincent Penfold & Giles Taylor & Tony Whittle (Proteans), Michael Tudor Barnes (Senex), Susie Blake (Domina), Rhashan Stone (Hero), Gavin Muir (Hysterium), Peter Forbes (Lycus), Sara Hillier & Rachel Mathews (Geminae), Rebecca Hartley (Tintinabula), Fiona Dunn (Gymnasia), Natasha Bain (Vibrata), Claire Carrie (Philia), Ken Wynne (Erronius), Peter Gallagher (Miles Gloriosus) 


Commentaire: Présenté par la The New Shakespeare Company  (plus) 


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11) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Revival)

Joué durant  1 mois 1 semaine

Première preview: jeu. 23 juillet 1998
Première: jeu. 23 juillet 1998
Dernière: mar. 01 septembre 1998

Compositeur: Jule Styne •  
Parolier: Leo Robin •  
Libettiste: Anita Loos • Joseph Fields •  
Metteur en scène: Ian Talbot •  
Chorégraphe: Lisa Kent •  
Avec: Sara Crowe (Lorelei Lee), Debby Bishop (Dorothy), Clive Rowe (Gus),
Harry Burton (Henry), Audrey Palmer (Ella), John Griffiths (Sir Francis
Beekman), Gary Raymond, Jeffrey Dench, Joanne Redman, Nova Skipp 


Commentaire: Following its season in the Park, production did a UK tour.  (plus) 


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10) Kiss me Kate (Revival)

Joué durant  1 mois 1 semaine

Première preview: mar. 22 juillet 1997
Première: jeu. 24 juillet 1997
Dernière: lun. 01 septembre 1997

Compositeur: Cole Porter •  
Parolier: Cole Porter •  
Libettiste: Bella Spewack • Samuel Spewack •  
Metteur en scène: Ian Talbot •  
Chorégraphe: Lisa Kent •  
Avec: Andrew C. Wadsworth (Fred Graham), Louise Gold (Lili Vanessi), John Griffiths (Harry), Issy van Randwyck (Lois Lane), Graeme Henderson (Bill Calhoun), Gavin Muir & Rob Edwards (Gangsters), Debby Bishop (Hattie) 


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9) Paint your wagon (Revival)

Joué durant  1 mois 1 semaine

Première preview: ven. 26 juillet 1996
Première: ven. 26 juillet 1996
Dernière: lun. 02 septembre 1996

Compositeur: Frederik Loewe •  
Parolier: Alan Jay Lerner •  
Libettiste: Alan Jay Lerner •  
Metteur en scène: Ian Talbot •  
Chorégraphe: Lisa Kent •  
Avec: Tony Selby (Ben Rumson), Claire Carrie (Jennifer), Chook Sibtrain (Julio), Gavin Muir, Simon Nock, John Berlyne, Ellen O’Grady, Liz Izen 


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8) Music Man (The) (Revival)

Joué durant  1 mois 1 semaine

Première preview: mar. 25 juillet 1995
Première: mer. 26 juillet 1995
Dernière: mar. 05 septembre 1995

Compositeur: Meredith Willson •  
Parolier: Meredith Willson •  
Libettiste: Meredith Willson •  
Metteur en scène: Ian Talbot •  
Chorégraphe: Lisa Kent •  
Avec: Brian Cox (Harold Hill), Liz Robertson (Marian Paroo), John Challis (Mayor Shinn), Anny Tobin (Mrs Paroo), Nick Holder (Marcellus Washburn), Adam Goldsmith/Anthony Hamblin/Simon Humphrey (Winthrop Paroo) 


Commentaire: This production subsequently went on a UK tour.  (plus) 


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7) Card (The) (Revival)

Joué durant  1 mois

Première preview: lun. 01 août 1994
Première: lun. 01 août 1994
Dernière: jeu. 01 septembre 1994

Compositeur: Jackie Trent • Tony Hatch •  
Parolier: Jackie Trent • Tony Hatch •  
Libettiste: Keith Waterhouse • Willis Hall •  
Metteur en scène: Ian Talbot •  
Chorégraphe: Gillian Gregory •  
Avec: Peter Duncan (Denry Machin), Jane Lowe (Mrs Machin), John Turner (Mr Duncalf), Hayley Mills (Countess of Chell), Jessica Martin (Ruth Earp), Jenna Russell (Nellie Cotterill) 


Commentaire: Following its open air season the production went on a UK Tour.  (plus) 


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6) Connecticut Yankee (A) (Revival)

Joué durant  1 mois 1 semaine

Première preview: Inconnu
Première: mer. 28 juillet 1993
Dernière: mer. 08 septembre 1993

Compositeur: Richard Rodgers •  
Parolier: Lorenz M. Hart •  
Libettiste: Herbert Fields •  
Metteur en scène: Ian Talbot •  
Chorégraphe: Lindsay Dolan •  
Avec: Clive Carter (Martin Barrett), Janie Dee (Alice Courtleigh), Christopher Biggins (Merlin), Basil Hoskins (King Arthur), Guy Burgess (Sir Gawain), Zubin Varla (Sir Galahad), Jason Hetherington (Sir Launcelot), Susanna Page (Guinevere), David McEwan (Sir Pellinore), Anna Nicholas (Fay Merrill/Morgan Le Fay), Catherine Terry, Dennis Clinton. 


Commentaire: Based on the book by Mark Twain, the show was first produced on Broadway in November 1927. It was revived in 1943 with six new songs, including the showstopper “To Keep My Love Alive”. In the 1943 revival, which opened just five days before Lorenz Hart’s death, all the characters appeared in military uniforms. The first London production was at Daly’s Theatre October 10th 1929 with Harry Fox and Constance Carpenter. It was given a more “English” title - “A Yankee at the Court of King Arthur” - and ran just 43 performances.  (plus) 


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5) Lady be good (Revival)

Joué durant  1 mois 1 semaine

Première preview: mer. 29 juillet 1992
Première: mer. 29 juillet 1992
Dernière: mer. 09 septembre 1992

Compositeur: George Gershwin •  
Parolier: Ira Gershwin •  
Libettiste: Fred Thompson • Guy Bolton •  
Metteur en scène: Ian Talbot •  
Chorégraphe: Kenn Oldfield •  
Avec: Simon Green (Dick Trevor), Joanna Riding (Suzie Trevor), Jane Maud (Josephine Vanderwater), Bernard Cribbins (J. Watterson Watkins), Antony Howes (Jeff), Zubin Varla (Jack Robinson), Gavin Muir (Bertie Bassett) 


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4) Boys from Syracuse (The) (Revival)

Joué durant  1 mois 1 semaine

Première preview: lun. 22 juillet 1991
Première: mer. 24 juillet 1991
Dernière: jeu. 05 septembre 1991

Compositeur: Richard Rodgers •  
Parolier: Lorenz M. Hart •  
Libettiste: George Abott • William Shakespeare •  
Metteur en scène: Judi Dench •  
Chorégraphe: Kenn Oldfield •  
Avec: Cast: Peter Woodward (Antipholus of Syracuse), Jenny Galloway (Luce), Louise Gold (Adriana), Gillian Bevan (Luciana), Richard O’Callaghan (Dromio of Syracuse), Gavin Muir (Dromio of Ephesus), Bill Homewood (Antipholus o f Ephesus) 


Commentaire: Autumn the production went on tour, including playing The Forum Theatre Billingham Cleveland around 17 September 1991, and Theatre Royal Brighton from 14 to 19 October 1991.  (plus) 


Presse: "After the second rude interruption, Louise Gold, as Adriana declared it was a lovely day. Huddled under our macs and brollies, we believed her. And when the gleefully statuesque, not-so-pure Gold ripped into the splendid trio of "Sing For Your Supper," we would have believed anything." Michael Coveney - The Observer, 28 July '91
"The adaptation softens the character of Adriana - Louise Gold plays her delightfully, as a woman whose sexual potential is being far from fully tapped. There's an aura of surplus desire about her that is both comic and wistful. It's characteristic that at the end - Gold doesn't freak out but coos like a rampant dove." Paul Taylor - Independent, 26 July '91
"Falling In Love With Love", sung with exquisite sweetness by Louise Gold, a monument to precariously-controlled wifely patience…. But it is "Sing For Your Supper", trilled in harmony by Miss Gold, Gillian Bevan and Jenny Galloway, which stops the show. Do go." Jack Tinker - The Daily Mail, 25th July '91

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3) Fantasticks (The) (Revival)

Joué durant  

Première preview: Inconnu
Première: mar. 24 juillet 1990
Dernière: Inconnu

Compositeur: Harvey Schmidt •  
Parolier: Tom Jones •  
Libettiste: Tom Jones •  
Metteur en scène: Ian Talbot •  
Chorégraphe: Kenn Oldfield •  
Avec: Erick Ray Evans {El Gallo), Emma Amos (Luisa), Anthony Barclay (Matt), Anthony O’Donnell (Bellamy), Roy Hudd (Hucklebee), Basil Hoskins (Henry), Mark Addy (Mortimer), Jonathan Markwood & Rachel Pittmann (The Mutes) 


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2) Babes in Arms (Revival)

Joué durant  

Première preview: Inconnu
Première: mer. 03 août 1988
Dernière: Inconnu

Compositeur: Richard Rodgers •  
Parolier: Lorenz M. Hart •  
Libettiste: Dwight Deere Wilnam •  
Metteur en scène: Ian Talbot •  
Chorégraphe: Kenn Oldfield •  
Avec: Jessica Martin (Bunny), Aiden Waters (Gus Field), Damien Thomas (Steve Edwards) , Jane Arden (Terry Thompson), Bryony Glassco (Jennifer Owen), David Henry (Seymour Fleming), Damien Thomas (Steve Edwards), Deborah McCulloch (Susie Ward), Paul Reeves {Valentine White), Adam Price (Don), Sheila Allen (Phyllis Owen) 


Commentaire: Originally produced in New York April 1937 it was a show with a large cast of teenagers, no stars and modest scenery. It also offered a larger collection of Rodgers & Hart hit songs than any other of their shows. It was a very profitable hit in the USA. However, it waited over 40 years before this, its British premiere. The book was re-written by George Oppenheimer, changing most of the character names and re-arranging the order of some of the scenes. A number of performers whose names were announced in the pre-publicity never actually appeared - though no reason was ever given - and the production itself was roundly condemned for its “stunning awfulness and inanity”. The cast fared no better, described as “universally unable to sing, dance, act or even move on stage with any semblance of adequacy.”  (plus) 


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1) Bashville (Original)

Joué durant  

Première preview: Inconnu
Première: mar. 02 août 1983
Dernière: Inconnu

Compositeur: *** Divers •  
Parolier: *** Divers •  
Libettiste: *** Divers •  
Metteur en scène: David William •  
Chorégraphe: Gillian Gregory •  
Avec: Douglas Hodge (Bashville), Christina Collier (Lydia Carew), Peter Woodward (Cashel Byron), James Caimcross, Vincenzo Nicolai, Joan Davies 


Commentaire: Adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s “The Admirable Bashville”, this was the first musical to be produced in the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, and required a special area to be excavated to accommodate the small orchestra. The experiment was well received, and the same production was given a second outing in the park the following year.  (plus) 


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