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Open Air Theatre - 2013 programme complete

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

REGENT’S Park Open Air Theatre has announced its complete 2013 season and as well as To Kill A Mockingbird (May 16 to June 15) and The Sound of Music (July 25 to September 7), it includes:

Simon Reade’s stage adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, which runs from June 20 to July 20.

Described as the ultimate romantic comedy, Pride and Prejudice finds the Bennet sisters haplessly searching for love. However, it’s Mr Darcy who unwittingly finds his match.

Pride and Prejudice was famously filmed by the BBC in 1995 and starred Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth Bennet and Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy. And in 20005, a big screen version saw Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen in the key roles.

Completing the 2013 line-up is The Winter’s Tale, which runs from June 29 to July 20.

Using Shakespeare’s original text, this heart-warming story is re-imagined for everyone aged six and over.

The Winter’s Tale tells the story of a lost princess raised by a shepherd and of her secret romance with a prince. As audiences follow her adventure, they encounter a bear chase, a statue that comes to life, a sheep shearing contest and an unexpected family reunion.

The Open Air Theatre has previously created productions of Pericles, Macbeth and The Tempest for young audiences.

Read more about the 2013 Season