About A Tale of Two Cities

The classic Charles Dickens novel is brought to life at Regents Park Open Air Theatre. A Tale of Two Cities stands as one of Dickens’ most successful novels. This adaptation, directed by the Open Air Theatre’s Artistic Director Timothy Sheader, is set to be a masterful retelling of the novel originally set in France and London before and during the French Revolution, focusing on the plight of the poor under the powerful aristocracy.

Who’s in it?

Lydia Bradford, Sean Cernow, Claire-Louise Cordwell, Marième Diouf, Patrick Driver, Nabil Elouahabi, Lorna Gayle, Lewis Griffin, Nicholas Karimi, Nicholas Khan, Andrew Koji, Kevork Malikyan, Francesca Mills, Jude Owusu, Tim Samuels with Aliya Ali, Evie Buxton, Mia Dalley, Foyinsola Ighodalo, Kaitlyn Kou, and Olivea Puci sharing the children’s roles.

 

What's the story?

A story spanning several years documents the struggle of the peasantry under the heels of the French and British aristocracy and the slow build up to revolution, a premise that can certainly be understood by a modern audience.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair; we had everything before us, we had nothing before us.

Sound familiar? How much more do those in power think Europe’s poor can take? When will the people take to the streets of the cities and roar enough is enough?

A Tale of Two Cities Performance Dates & Times

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Facts & Figures

42nd Street songs

Act I
  • “Overture” – Orchestra
  • “Audition” – Dancers
  • “Young and Healthy” – Billy & Peggy
  • “Shadow Waltz” – Maggie, Dorothy & Girls
  • “Shadow Waltz (Reprise)” – Dorothy
  • “Go into Your Dance” – Maggie, Peggy, Annie, Phyllis, Lorraine, Gladys & Andy
  • “You’re Getting to Be a Habit with Me” – Dorothy
  • “Getting Out of Town” – Maggie, Bert, Pat & Ensemble
  • “Dames” – Billy & Ensemble
  • "Keep Young and Beautiful/Dames Reprise" - Bert, Maggie & Ensemble
  • "I Only Have Eyes for You" - Dorothy & Billy
  • “We're in the Money” – Annie, Phyllis, Lorraine, Gladys, Peggy, Billy & Ensemble
  • “Act One Finale” – Dorothy & Orchestra
Act II
  • “Entr’acte” – Orchestra
  • “There’s a Sunny Side to Every Situation” – Annie & Ensemble
  • “Lullaby of Broadway” – Julian & Ensemble
  • “About a Quarter to Nine” – Dorothy & Peggy
  • "With Plenty of Money and You" - Male Ensemble
  • “Shuffle Off to Buffalo” – Maggie, Bert, Annie & Girls
  • “Forty-Second Street” – Peggy & Company
  • “Forty-Second Street (Reprise)” – Julian
  • “Finale Ultimo” – Full Company & Orchestra

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

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Where is A Tale of Two Cities?

Regent's Park London NW1 4NU
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Marylebone Road) 18, 27, 30, 74, 205, 453; (Baker Street) 2, 13, 82, 113, 139, 189, 274
  • Parking: Marylebone Road underground parking (10mins)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Marylebone Road) 18, 27, 205, 453 N13, N18, N74; (Baker Street) 139, 189
  • Nearest Tube: Metropolitan, Bakerloo, Jubilee, Circle, Hammersmith & City
  • Directions:

    (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.

  • Nearest Station: Euston