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Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's Peter Pan full casting announced

Timothy Sheader revives his 2015 Olivier Award-nominated production

Dennis Herdman, Fiston Barek and Omari Douglas
© Right: Dan Wooller for WhatsOnStage

Full casting has been announced for Peter Pan, which opens at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in May.

Timothy Sheader returns to direct the revival of his 2015 Olivier Award-nominated production with Fiston Barek (King Lear, Old Vic) in the title role, alongside Dennis Herdman (Around the World in 80 Days, UK tour) as Captain Hook.

Cora Kirk (The People Are Singing, Royal Exchange) will play Wendy, John will be played by Theo Cowan (Absence of War, Headlong) and Omari Douglas (Five Guys Named Moe, Marble Arch Theatre) plays Michael. Puppeteer Elisa De Grey (Vivaldi's The Four Seasons A Reimagining, Sam Wanamaker) plays the role of Tinker Bell, with Caroline Deyga (Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, National Theatre and West End) as Smee.

The cast also includes Sam Angell (Twin), Raphael Bushay (Nibs), Fred Davis (Twin), Lewis Griffin (Tootles), Willy Hudson (Curly), Arthur Kyeyune (Pirate), Kyle Lima (Starkey), Tim Preston (Slightly), Louis Quaye (Pirate), John Sandeman (Pirate) and Ed Wade (Pirate).

The production has set design by Jon Bausor, costume by Jon Morrell, puppet design and direction by Rachael Canning, composition and sound score by Nick Powell, lighting by Rick Fisher, sound by Nick Lidster, fight direction by Kate Waters, casting by Polly Jerrold and musical supervision/musical direction by Candida Caldicot.

Our review of the 2015 show described Sheader's production as an 'enjoyable evening in a beautiful setting'.

Peter Pan runs at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre from 24 May to 15 June, with previews from 17 May.

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