The sunny weather last week should have given a boost to outdoor theatre, which is always at its summer’s best in Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre with its iconic auditorium. As the shadows lengthen, it is impossible not to feel that something magical is at work. Artistic director Timothy Sheader has turned the theatre into a musical powerhouse with eye-opening revivals of both Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita in previous years. Now it is Rodgers and Hammerstein’s lush post-war Broadway musical, one that comes with difficult themes of domestic violence and coercion, that is getting reinvented for the 21st century.
The Open Air Theatre has always been celebrated for their innovative approach to classic musicals. This summer, rediscover Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, featuring a score that includes ‘If I Loved You’ and ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’, directed by Timothy Sheader and choreographed by Drew McOnie. This classic musical comes back to life in the unique setting of Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. Secure your seats while there's availability - this must-see is expected to sell quickly!