A complete guide to the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre season
From May to September, the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre will come alive with four incredible productions displaying the best in opera, drama and musical theatre. Make sure you’re up to date with everything that’s happening during the season and book your tickets now to these upcoming shows.
Shows in the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre season
What is the story of Evita?
As a young woman living in a small town in Argentina, 15-year-old Eva Duarte dreams of a successful life in Buenos Aires. When a chance encounter with Colonel Perón falls into her lap, Eva and the Colonel fall in love with each other, with Eva later becoming a leading figure in Argentinian and global politics. With recognisable show tunes including “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” and “Another Suitcase in Another Hall”, Evita is a dramatised retelling of Eva Peron’s life with battles of her reality and dreams presented on stage.
Who is starring in Evita?
Samantha Pauly will make her London debut as Eva Peron, set to appear in the Chicago premiere of Six. She is joined by Ektor Rivera as Juan Peron, who has played Emilio Estefan in the Broadway production of On Your Feet. Trent Saunders will play Che, with Frances Mayli McCann as The Mistress.
The cast is completed by Adam Pearce, Alexander Barria, Felipe Bejarano, Alex Cardall, Russell Dickson, Lauren Drew, Hannah Fairclough, Chris Fung, Chlöe Hart, Travis Kerry, Jessica Lee, Dale Mathurin, Peter Nash, Sarah Naudi, Mireia Mambo, Marsha Songcome, Bree Smith, Monica Swayne, Oliver Tester, Amy Thornton, Jon Tsouras and Rodney Vubya.
When is Evita at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre?
Evita is at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre from 2nd August to 21st September.
Make sure you’re up to date with every new production opening in the West End this year with our complete guide.
Shows that have closed
What is the story of Our Town?
Set in Grover’s Corner, New Hampshire, Our Town tells the lives of an ordinary American town through life, love and death. Over the course of three acts, audiences will be fully immersed into the town’s way of life in a show that brings twentieth century America into the present day. Francesca Henry will play Emily Webb in Our Town, which closed on 8th June.
Hansel and Gretel
What is the story of Hansel and Gretel?
The English National Opera presented the Engelbert Humperdinck opera to audiences this year, with the tale of the two young Germans last told at the venue in 2012. When Hansel and Gretel are left to fend for themselves in the woods by their mother, the pair have to look after themselves and one another. As they venture through the woods, they meet an elderly figure who draws them in with enough cake and sweets to last a lifetime. Hansel and Gretel closed on 22nd June.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
One of William Shakespeare’s regularly performed comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream follows Theseus, the Duke of Athens set to marry Hippolyta, the former queen of the Amazons. At the same time, audiences meet iconic Shakespearean characters including Hermia, Demetrius, Lysander, Oberon and Titania, as a group of fairies who inhabit a nearby forest control the actions of young Athenian lovers close by. With spells cast and fateful prophecies told, it’s up to you to watch A Midsummer Night’s Dream in order to find out what lurks behind the spells. A Midsummer Night’s Dream closed on 27th July.