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Full creative team announced for Our Town at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Our Town at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. Photo credit: Feast Creative.

REGENT’S Park Open Air Theatre have announced the full Creative Team behind Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Our Town. Launching their 2019 season, it runs from May 16 to June 8.

Designer Rosie Elnile joins the already announced director, Ellen McDougall. Also confirmed are Sasha Milavic Davies (Movement Director), Orlando Gough (Composer), Lizzie Powell (Lighting Designer), Tom Gibbons (Sound Designer) and David Ridley (Musical Director).

Casting is by Jacob Sparrow and Barbara Houseman is Season Associate Director (Voice and Text).

Also confirmed, and featured on the artwork, is Francesca Henry who plays the role of Emily Webb. Henry recently made her professional debut in The Wolves at Stratford East, also directed by Ellen McDougall. Full casting will be announced in due course.

A Relaxed Performance of Our Town will take place on Thursday, May 30 at 2.15pm (gates to the venue will open at 12.45pm). All tickets for this performance will be £25.

Birth; marriage; death. And everything in between. As day breaks on another ordinary day, the townsfolk of Grover’s Corners go about their business: newspapers are delivered; people go to work; gardens are tended to. And a boy and girl fall in love. But as life’s events unfold and a community comes together, one question remains: “do any human beings ever realise life as they live it? Every, every minute?”

Our Town celebrates what it means to be human and the bonds that unite us all.

Ellen McDougall is Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre, where her credits include Effigies of Wickedness, The Tale of the Unknown Island and Idomeneus. Other recent credits include: The Wolves (Stratford East), Othello (Shakespeare’s Globe), The Remains of Maisie Duggan (Abbey Theatre, Dublin), The Glass Menagerie (Headlong), Anna Karenina (Royal Exchange Manchester) and Ivan and the Dogs (Olivier Award-nomination, Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre/Actors Touring Company/Soho).

The 2019 season at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre also includes the opera Hansel and Gretel (June 14 – 22) in a co-production with English National Opera, Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (June 28 – July 27) and Evita (August 2 – September 21), lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Their award-winning production of Jesus Christ Superstar plays a 60-performance season at the Barbican Theatre (July 4 – August 24). Read more.

Image: Our Town at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. Photo credit: Feast Creative.