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Full casting announced for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre 2013 season


Regent’s Park

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FULL CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, THE WINTER’S TALE RE-IMAGINED AND THE SOUND OF MUSIC AT REGENT’S PARK OPEN AIR THEATRE
  • JANE ASHER WILL PLAY LADY CATHERINE DE BOURGH IN PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
  • OLIVIER AWARD NOMINEES CHARLOTTE WAKEFIELD AND MICHAEL XAVIER ­WILL PLAY THE ROLES OF MARIA RAINER AND CAPTAIN VON TRAPP IN THE SOUND OF MUSIC 
Thursday 16 May 2013" As previews begin for Timothy Sheader’s production of To Kill a Mockingbird this evening, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre announce full casting for the 2013 season.
 
The cast for Jane Austen’s ultimate romantic comedy, Pride and Prejudice includes Jane Asher (Lady Catherine De Bourgh), Ed Birch (Mr Collins), Leah Brotherhead (Mary/Miss De Bourgh), Imogen Byron (Kitty Bennet), Sophia Capasso (Georgina), Olivia Darnley (Charlotte Lucas), Caroline Harker (Mrs Gardiner), Rob Heaps (Mr Bingley), Yolanda Kettle (Jane Bennet), Jennifer Kirby (Elizabeth Bennet), Rebecca Lacey (Mrs Bennet), Frances McNamee (Caroline Bingley), David Oakes (Mr Darcy), Barnaby Sax (Mr Wickham), Eleanor Thorn (Lydia Bennet),Timothy Walker (Mr Bennet) and David Whitworth (Sir William).
Directed by Deborah Bruce, the play is dramatised by Bristol Old Vic’s former Artistic Director, Simon Reade and will run from 20 June – 20 July.

William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale re-imagined for ages six and over will feature Lewis Goody (Florizel), Guy Burgess (Leontes), Dean Nolan (Polixenes), Sirine Saba (Hermoine), Alexandra Maher (Paulina/Camillo) and Kezrena James (Perdita). From 29 June to 20 July, this production will use Shakespeare’s original text, as with previous productions of Pericles re-imagined, Macbeth re-imagined and The Tempest re-imagined and is especially created for younger audiences.

Laurence Olivier Award nominees Charlotte Wakefield (Maria Rainer) and Michael Xavier (Captain Von Trapp) will lead the cast of The Sound of Music alongside Kimberley Blake, Faye Brookes (Liesl) Helen Colby, Samuel Edwards, Tim Frances, Victoria Hinde, Helen Hobson (Mother Abbess), Christopher Hunt, Caroline Keiff (Elsa Schraeder), Michael Matus, Harry Morrison, Gemma Page, Laura Pick, Stuart Matthew Price, Anna Simmons, Chloe Taylor, Joshua Tonks (Rolf), and Helen Walsh.
Directed by Rachel Kavanaugh, The Sound of Music will conclude the 2013 season, playing from 25 July to 7 September.

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre previously announced Robert Sean Leonard in the role of Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, the first production of the 2013 season which begins previews this evening. The Tony award-winning American actor is best known for playing Dr. James Wilson in the Fox television series House and Neil Perry in the 1989 movie Dead Poets Society. Having frequently performed on and off Broadway since 1986, To Kill a Mockingbird will mark Robert’s return to the London stage for the first time in 22 years.

Full casting includes Michele Austin (Calpurnia), Richie Campbell (Tom Robinson), Christopher Ettridge (Mr Walter Cunningham/Judge Taylor), Tom Godwin (Nathan Radley/Mr Gilmer), Simon Gregor (Bob Ewell), Stephen Kennedy (Heck Tate), Phil King (Link Deas), Hattie Ladbury (Ms Maude Atkinson), Julie Legrand (Stephanie Crawford/Mrs Dubose), Rona Morison (Mayella Ewell), Joe Speare (Reverend Sykes) and Daniel Tuite (Boo Radley).  Eleanor Worthington-Cox, Lucy Hutchinson and Izzy Lee share the role of Scout, whilst Harry Bennett, Sebastian Clifford and Ewan Harris share the role of Dill, and Gus Barry, Callum Henderson and Adam Scotland share the role of Jem.

LISTINGS INFORMATION
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre 2013 season:
Box Office: 0844 826 4242
Online Bookings: www.openairtheatre.com

To Kill a Mockingbird
Directed by Timothy Sheader
16 May – 15 June 2013
First Preview: 16 May
Press night: 22 May (7.45pm)
Performances: Mon – Sat (7.45pm); matinees Weds, Thurs and Sats (2.15pm). No matinees on 16,18, 22 or 23 May.
Tickets
Standard price: £25 - £45; Premium Seats £55 (including glass of wine and programme)
Previews:  £2 off Standard Prices
Schools rates: available
Group rates: available
Please note: tickets prices are the same for Pride and Prejudice and The Sound of Music

Pride and Prejudice
Directed by Deborah Bruce
Dramatised by Simon Reade
20 June – 20 July 2013
First preview: 20 June
Press night: 25 June (7.45pm)
Performances: Mon – Sat (7.45pm); matinees Thurs and Sat (2.15pm). No matinees on 20, 22 or 27 June.

The Winter’s Tale re-imagined for everyone aged six and over
Directed by Ria Parry
29 June – 20 July
Press from: 5 July – no formal press performance
Performances: Mon, Tues, Weds, Fri (1.30pm); Sat (9.45am); Sun (10am and 1.30pm).
Tickets
All tickets £15.00
School rates: available
Family tickets: available (4 tickets, including 1 adult, at £50.00)

The Sound of Music
Directed by Rachel Kavanaugh
25 July – 7 September 2013
First preview: 25 July
Press night: 5 August (7.45pm)
Performances: Mon – Sat (7.45pm); matinees Thurs and Sats (2.15pm); no matinee 25 July.
A full performance schedule will be available from www.openairtheatre.com

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