Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
(10 mins) Exit onto Marylebone Road and turn left. Past Madame Tussauds turn left into York Gate and follow York Bridge to the end. Pass through the large gates into the park and walk straight until you reach the theatre on your left.
The classic musical “The Sound of Music” makes its way to the Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park in what promises to be one of the most exciting seasons yet for the seasonal institution in the capital. The story has delighted audiences for over half a century, been adapted to the screen in a high profile movie and been revived on countless occasions on stages around the world. Now it return to the capital where it is likely to provide London theatre audiences with a memorable and atmospheric experience. It is not one to miss in 2013.
The story focuses on the Trapp family and the experiences they face when Maria, nun from Salzburg, Austria, is tasked with being their governess against the backdrop of Nazi rise in Austria. Naval commander Captain von Trapp entrusts her with his seven children and they clash on the methods in which they should be raised. Whilst the Captain favours strict military discipline, Maria feels that children should be allowed to have fun. Over time feelings change, jealousy erupts and the prospect of the children singing in concert is raised.
It is a magical tale and one that is amplified with its perfect score, with music and lyrics by Rodgers and Hammerstein, from “My Favourite Things” and “Do-Re-Mi” to “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” and “The Sound of Music”.
Directing this show is Rachel Kavanaugh and she does-so on the back of numerous credits in the capital and beyond. She has directed many productions at the Chichester Festival Theatre like “Love Story” (which later transferred to the Duchess Theatre) and others in London like “Hilda” at the Hampstead Theatre. She has also worked with the Open Air Theatre previously when she directed the likes of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “The Taming of the Shrew”, among others. So she has plenty to bring to the table and it is likely that “The Sound of Music” will be one of the most talked-about shows in town as a result.
The season also includes productions of “The Winter’s Tale”, “To Kill A Mockingbird” and “Pride & Prejudice”, with Timothy Sheader continuing to provide stand out productions in his capacity as the venue’s Artistic Director.
“The Sound of Music” is at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre from Thursday 25th July 2013 before continuing to the end of the season in September.
|Booking From:||Thursday, 25th July 2013|
|Booking Until:||Thursday, 12th September 2013|
|Matinees:||Thursday and Saturday 2.15pm|
|Evenings:||Monday to Saturday 7.45pm|
|Running Time:||2 hours 30 minutes|
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