Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre have today announced their 2020 season which opens with their first newly commissioned musical, 101 Dalmatians (16 May – 21 June), based on Dodie Smith’s iconic story set in the heart of Regent’s Park with book by Zinnie Harris and music and lyrics by Douglas Hodge. The production is directed by Timothy Sheader, with puppetry designed and directed by Toby Olié. Also confirmed are Katrina Lindsay (Set and Costume Designer), Liam Steel (Choreographer), Sarah Travis (Musical Supervisor and Orchestrator), Howard Hudson (Lighting Designer) and Tarek Merchant (Musical Director). Casting is by Jill Green, with children’s casting by Verity Naughton.

Kimberley Sykes then directs Romeo and Juliet (27 June – 25 July), Shakespeare’s timeless story of two young people torn apart by a divided society and forbidden love.

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre is celebrated for their innovative approach to musicals, and the 2020 season concludes with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel (31 July – 19 September). Featuring a score that includes ‘If I Loved You’ and ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’, director Timothy Sheader reunites with Jesus Christ Superstar choreographer Drew McOnie.

Also during the season, Nicoll Entertainment presents Dragons and Mythical Beasts (11 August – 6 September), a new 50-minute daytime show written by Derek Bond and directed by Derek Bond and Laura Cubitt. From the team that created Dinosaur World Live, enter into a magical world of myths and legends in this fantastical new interactive show for all the family.

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita, directed by Jamie Lloyd, ends its run at the Open Air Theatre on 21 September 2019. It is already the theatre’s highest grossing production and has played to audiences of over 72,000 across its seven week run.

The theatre’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar is currently in rehearsal in New York ahead of its North American tour, which launches on 1 October 2019.

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre Memberships are now on sale, and Members’ priority booking for the 2020 season opens at 11am, Friday 13 September.
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101 Dalmatians
A New Musical
Book by Zinnie Harris, Music & Lyrics by Douglas Hodge
Based on the book by Dodie Smith

Saturday 16 May – Sunday 21 June
First preview: 16 May
Press Night: Wednesday 27 May (7.45pm)

Tuesday – Sunday @ 7.45pm (gates 6.15pm)
Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday @ 2.15pm (gates 12.45pm)
No matinee 16, 20, 23 or 27 May | No evening performance on 17 or 24 May


By William Shakespeare

Saturday 27 June – Saturday 25 July
First preview: 27 June
Press Night: Friday 3 July (7.45pm)

Monday – Saturday @ 7.45pm (gates 6.15pm)
Thursday & Saturday @ 2.15pm (gates 12.45pm)
No matinee 27 June | No evening performance on 2 July

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s
Music by Richard Rodgers
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Based on Ferenc Molnar’s Play “Liliom”
As adapted by Benjamin F. Glazer
Original Choreography by Agnes de Mille

Friday 31 July – Saturday 19 September
First preview: 31 July
Press Night: Thursday 6 August (7.45pm)

Monday – Saturday @ 7.45pm (gates 6.15pm)
Thursday & Saturday @ 2.15pm (gates 12.45pm)
No matinee 31 July or 6 August



Nicoll Entertainment presents
By Derek Bond

Tuesday 11 August – Sunday 6 September

Monday – Wednesday @ 2.15pm (gates 1.45pm)
Friday & Sunday @ 10.30pm (gates 10am) & 1pm (gates 12.30pm)
Saturday @ 10.30am (gates 10am)
No performances on Thursdays or Friday 4 September

TICKETS FROM £17 (£15.20 ticket + £1.80 booking fee per ticket; no booking fee when purchased in person at the box office counter)