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.
Age Restriction: Opening with the funeral of Will's dad, RUNNING WILD is largely set in Indonesia at the time of the 2004 tsunami. The story is predominantly a jungle adventure which will be suitable for most children, though there are some moments of tension which may be upsetting for younger children. Children under the age of 4 will not be admitted to the theatre or theatre grounds.
This summer brings a host of must-see shows to the Open Air Theatre as the annual season in Regent’s Park returns. Whilst Jesus Christ Superstar and the returning Pride & Prejudice will have their fans it will be the arrival of Running Wild from May 2016 that attracts a great deal of excitement.
After all, the Samuel Adamson-penned show is adapted from the pages of Michael Morpurgo’s book. The latter, of course, is well known as the author of War Horse, the stage adaptation of which played at the New London theatre until this year. So whilst one Morpurgo hit says goodbye to the capital, another one makes a welcome arrival.
Whereas War Horse took an historical event (the First World War) and told a personal story related to horses, Running Wild turns its attentions to the Indian Ocean Tsunami of 2004. It is amongst this setting that we meet the character of Will, who has landed in Indonesia with his mother, where they both hope to start a new life. When the tsunami strikes he is stranded with an elephant named Oona and the two of them must come to rely on one another for survival.
In addition to Running Wild and War Horse, Michael Morpurgo has penned a wealth of celebrated works during his successful career and this led to his appointment as British Children’s Laureate last decade. He has also earned numerous awards and prizes for the likes of Private Peaceful (a story that has also been adapted for the stage), The Last Wolf, Kensuke’s Kingdom and Listen To The Moon, amongst many others.
Running Wild, directed by Timothy Sheader, can be seen on the stage of the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre from Thursday 19th May 2016 (previews from Friday 13th May 2016).
|Booking From:||Saturday, 11th June 2016|
|Booking Until:||Sunday, 12th June 2016|
|Age Restriction:||Opening with the funeral of Will's dad, RUNNING WILD is largely set in Indonesia at the time of the 2004 tsunami. The story is predominantly a jungle adventure which will be suitable for most children, though there are some moments of tension which may be upsetting for younger children. Children under the age of 4 will not be admitted to the theatre or theatre grounds.|
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