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!
If I Loved You: Emily Davis reviews Timothy Sheader’s outdoor production of Carousel, which leans into the knottiness of the musical’s themes
Sheader proves that it's possible to stage questionable yet beloved pieces of theatre
Sheader and his team confront its difficulties head on and fiercely
Tom Deering’s new orchestral arrangements are fresh, imaginative, accessible and oddly homely
Natasha May-Thomas delights in her professional debut
This is a worthwhile production and deserves to be seen
An adventurous and very British reinvention of the classic musical
If there's a production which could convince you that Carousel's worth one more ride, this could be it
It’s a good production, but feels slightly lacking in its conclusion
Bold but disappointing attempt to reimagine a problematic classic
Nice tunes, nasty story
An unsweetened, intelligently reframed take on the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic
Taking the shine off Rodgers and Hammerstein’s fairground romance
The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic has been tweaked but also flattened
Date & time
2.15pm & 7.30pm
Please note that the auditorium and stage are completely uncovered and shows in the main theatre repertoire may be cancelled or abandoned because of the weather. Tickets are non-refundable in the event of cancellation because of the weather but may be exchanged.