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As You Like It as part of the Open Air Theatre season at Regent’s Park

Wednesday, 1st Nov 2017

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

It’s that time of year again when the clocks have gone back and the nights are drawing in. The only thing left to do is to look ahead at next year’s summer, which currently seems so far away.

With that in mind the new season of shows has been announced for Regent’s Park’s Open Air Theatre, with Shakespeare’s As You Like It set to appear at the venue in July under the direction of Max Webster.

It appears as part of a season that includes Peter Pan from Timothy Sheader and Liam Steel, The Turn Of The Screw from Sheader, Dinosaur World Live from Derek Bond and Little Shop Of Horrors from Maris Aberg.

As You Like It is Shakespeare’s classic play that was penned and first performed in the period between the 16th and 17th centuries. It tells the story of Rosalind, who flees to the Forest of Arden as she is pursued by her uncle and seeks refuge alongside her cousin. The play is well known for the depth of different characters they encounter in the forest during its runtime and stands up as one of Shakespeare’s most famous comedies.

The work of Shakespeare is no stranger to the Open Air Theatre, of course, with the venue hosting previous productions of The Winter’s Tale, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and A Comedy Of Errors, amongst others, over the years. All of these and more have appeared during Timothy Sheader’s tenure as the theatre’s Artistic Director.

On this occasion, however, Max Webster will direct and he will helm a show that also features original musical, which will provide a unique spin on a production familiar to audiences around the world. These pieces will be penned by Charlie Fink.

Casting is yet to be announced for the upcoming shows, but it is clear that the Open Air Theatre will have something on offer for the whole family as the 2018 season lands. The first show, Peter Pan, opens at the venue in May, with As You Like It later running from Friday 6th July 2018 to Saturday 28th July 2018.

Chris Packer
Chris Packer Chris Packer has been writing about the West End for many years and wishes this knowledge would help him win some pub quizzes. When he’s not writing about the newest shows he’s probably watching films or anticipating the latest releases.

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