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New 101 Dalmatians musical to lead Open Air Theatre 2020 season

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
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A new musical adaptation of 101 Dalmations will lead Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s 2020 season.

Based on Dodie Smith’s 1956 children’s novel, the musical has a book by Zinnie Harris and music and lyrics by Douglas Hodge.

Directed by Timothy Sheader, the production runs from May 16 to June 21, with press night on May 27.

It has choreography by Liam Steel, set and costume design by Katrina Lindsay, lighting by Howard Hudson, puppetry by Toby Olié, musical supervision and orchestrations by Sarah Travis and musical direction by Tarek Merchant.

The season also includes a reimagining of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, which will reunite Jesus Christ Superstar director Timothy Sheader with choreographer Drew McOnie.

Other highlights include a production of Romeo and Juliet, directed by Kimberley Sykes, which runs from June 27 to July 25.

Nicoll Entertainment’s production of Dragons and Mythical Beasts, written by Derek Bond, will run during the day from August 11 to September 6.

Season at a glance:

101 Dalmations by Zinnie Harris and Douglas Hodge

Directed by Timothy Sheader
May 16 to June 21, with press night on May 27

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Directed by Kimberley Sykes
June 27 to July 25, with press night on July 3

Carousel by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II

Directed by Timothy Sheader
July 31 to September 19, with press night on August 6

Dragons and Mythical Beasts by Derek Bond

Directed by Derek Bond and Laura Cubitt
August 11 to September 6

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