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Regent's Park Open Air Theatre 2014

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

REGENT’S Park Open Air Theatre has announced its programme for 2014 and it includes five productions.

The season opens with Arthur Miller’s 20th Century classic All My Sons. Directed by Artistic Director Timothy Sheader, it runs from May 15 to June 7.

All My Sons is thought to be based on a true story, which Miller’s then mother-in-law pointed out in an Ohio newspaper. The story described how a woman informed on her father who had sold faulty parts to the U.S. military during World War II.

Nadia Fall directs Harold Brighouse’s Hobson’s Choice (June 12 to July 12), which runs alongside a production of Twelfth Night re-imagined for everyone aged six and over. This production of Shakespeare’s comedy for younger audiences, directed by Max Webster, will also be supported by in-school workshops devised by the Young Shakespeare Company for years 3-6.

Celebrated as a landmark piece of American theatre, the Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess runs from July 17 to August 23. Directed by Timothy Sheader, it has a book adapted by Suzan-Lori Parks and a musical score adapted by Diedre L. Murray.

And prior to a UK tour, the 2013 critically acclaimed sold-out production of Christopher Sergel’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird returns to the Open Air Theatre, running from August 28 to September 13.

Tickets for To Kill a Mockingbird are on sale now, whilst tickets for All My Sons, Hobson’s Choice, Twelfth Night and Porgy and Bess will go on sale in early December.

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