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Open Air Theatre stages Peter Pan and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

The 2015 season at the Regent’s Park venue has been announced

The Open Air Theatre
The Open Air Theatre
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Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has confirmed that JM Barrie’s original stage play of Peter Pan will open its 2015 season, running from 15 May to 14 June 2015. It will be co-directed by Timothy Sheader and Liam Steel and promises "a Never Land where danger stalks dreams and adventure breeds mischief".

This will be followed by Matthew Dunster's new production of Chekhov's The Seagull (19 June to 11 July), in a new version by Torben Betts, and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (16 July-29 August), which reunites the team behind the 2013 award-winning production of The Sound of Music including director Rachel Kavanaugh and choreographer Alistair David.

Following sell-out performances in 2011, Timothy Sheader‘s production of William Golding's Lord of the Flies will then return to the Open Air Theatre for a short run from 3 to 12 September to conclude the 2015 season, prior to a major UK tour.

Full creative team and casting is to be announced, and public booking for the season opens on 9 December 2014.

As previously reported, Sheader's acclaimed production of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird returns to London from 24 June until 25 July 2015 at the Barbican, with Tony award-winning American actor Robert Sean Leonard reprising the role of Atticus Finch.