REVIEW: Jesus Christ Superstar, Regent Park Open Air Theatre ✭✭✭

Book now for Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Jesus Christ Superstar Regent Park Open Air Theatre 21 July 2016 3 stars Book Now In the midst of a summer of variably air conditioned theatres, what a relief to bask in the midsummer night at Regent Park Open Air Theatre. The third of a quartet of summer plays, Jesus Christ Superstar makes its first return to London since the arena-rock version at the O2 in 2012. The combination of the remarkable venue, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s infectious riffs and Tim Rice’s sharp lyrics means that production was never going to be a flop. As you might expect in an outdoor show this was a fairly stripped back affair, with simpler costumes and minimal props. It is a sparkly production in many senses; not only does it have an ‘X Factor’ sheen throughout but glitter is used in place of blood. The bright spot of this production is Tyrone Huntley as … Read more

Regent’s Park 2015 Season Announced

Pride and Prejudice at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre 2013. Photo: David Jensen

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has announced its 2015 season which will include Peter Pan, The Seagull, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers and The Lord Of The Flies. The season commences with J. M. Barrie’s original stage play of Peter Pan from 15 May to 14 June. Rediscovering J. M. Barrie’s original play of Peter Pan, Artistic Director Timothy Sheader creates a Never Land where danger stalks dreams and adventure breeds mischief with co-director Liam Steel following their work on Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Chehov’s The Seagull plays from 19 June – 11 July. Directed by Matthew Dunster in a new adaptation by Torben Betts, The Seagull is seen as one of the most important plays of the nineteenth century. As guests assemble at a country house for the staging of an avant-garde open air play, artistic temperaments ignite a more entertaining drama behind the scenes, with romantic jealousies, self-doubt … Read more