Regent’s Park unveils programme and ticket revamp for London 2012

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has announced that its 2012 summer season will feature two shows playing in repertory, with a special Olympic ticket price of £20.12 if seats are purchased before the end of April 2012.

The programming marks a departure for the venue, which this season hosted four stand-alone shows across the summer.

Next year, the theatre will stage a new version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, playing in repertory with a revival of the 1996 Broadway musical Ragtime. The two shows will run from May 18 to September 8, 2012. Both will be directed by artistic director Timothy Sheader and co-director Liam Steel, with designs by Jon Bausor. Casting has yet to be announced.

Sheader commented: “What has proved exciting at Regent’s Park over the past few years are productions that embrace scale, both physically and in their narrative. The titles for 2012, each with their own particular ambition, are united in their exploration of space, light and the changing atmosphere of theatre in the open air.”

The venue will also offer a special price on tickets during the London 2012 Olympics. For all performances between July 25 and August 12, 2012, all tickets will be available for £20.12 when booked before the end of April 2012.

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