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Casting announced for the Open Air Theatre's Dickens Uncovered

A Tale of Two Cities

Casting news

CASTING has been announced for Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s Dickens Uncovered. Created for everyone aged six and over, Matthew Dunster’s A Tale of Two Cities runs from July 7 to August 5 while Anya Reiss’ adaptation of Oliver Twist runs from July 17 to August 5, 2017.

Director Timothy Sheader has assembled a company of 21 actors to re-tell Dicken’s A Tale of Two Cities.

They are 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.

In Oliver Twist, directed by Caroline Byrne, eight actors play multiple roles – Robyn Cara, Rina Fatania, Danny-Boy Hatchard, Michael Hodgson, Daniel Hoffmann-Gill, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Shaun Mason and Angela Wynter – with Tia-Lana Chinapyel, Lewis Fernée and Jordan Nash alternating in the title role.

Artistic Director, Timothy Sheader, said: “I am delighted that this group of 32 talented performers are coming together to reimagine these two iconic London stories. For those of us who read them alone at home, at school or on the tube, I hope we can reclaim them anew together in the Park. For those who only know them as titles, then let us take you on a trip back to the nineteenth century blockbusters, via 2017. This is Dickens uncovered for everyone.”

Oliver Twist

Design for both productions is by Fly Davis.

The completed creative teams also include: for A Tale of Two Cities – Liam Steel (movement Direction), Lee Curran, who received an Olivier Award-nomination for Jesus Christ Superstar (lighting design) and Christopher Shutt (sound design); and for Oliver Twist – Lucy Burge (movement direction), Joshua Anio Grigg (sound design) and Joe Dieffenbacher (physical comedy direction). Casting for both productions is by Polly Jerrold.

Read more about A Tale of Two Cities and Oliver Twist.

The Open Air Theatre’s 2017 Season also includes On The Town, starring Danny Mac (May 19 to July 1) and the return of Jesus Christ Superstar, with Declan Bennett reprising his role as Jesus (August 11 to September 23, 2017).