The Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park has announced its 2014 season, with a production of All My Sons, Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, Hobson's Choice, a re-imagined Twelfth Night for young audiences and the previously announced return of To Kill A Mockingbird.
Opening the season, artistic director Timothy Sheader will direct Arthur Miller's classic play All My Sons, which will run from 15 May to 7 June 2014. Sheader previously directed Arthur Miller's The Crucible during the 2010 season, winning the WhatsOnStage award for Best Director.
Harold Brighouse's unlikely love story combines comedy with romance as it follows the lives and loves of boot-maker Henry Horatio Hobson and his three daughters.
The musical offering at Regent's Park next year will be the Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, running from 17 July to 23 August 2014. Also directed by Sheader, the show tells of Porgy, a beggar, and his devotion to taming wild Bess to save her from a life of ruin.
With a book adapted by Suzan-Lori Parks and a musical score adapted by Dierdre L. Murray, it features songs including "Summertime" and "It Ain't Necessarily So".
The season is completed by a re-imagined version of Twelfth Night produced specifically for audiences aged six and over, which will run in daytime performances alongside Hobson's Choice, from 21 June to 12 July 2014. The production will be supported by in-school workshops devised by the Young Shakespeare Company for years 3-6.
As previously announced, the 2013 production of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird will then return to the venue to bring the 2014 season to a close.
Full cast and creative team for all productions will be announced in due course.
Tickets for To Kill a Mockingbird are on sale now, whilst tickets for All My Sons, Hobson's Choice, Twelfth Night re-imagined and Porgy and Bess will go on sale in early December.
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