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In rehearsal: Running Wild

Published 28 April 2016

Oh Joey. How we’ve missed you. Since War Horse came to the end of its West End reign, a hole the shape of a… well… horse has been left in our heart. But if one thing could heal our puppety wounds, it would be a puppet of even greater scale and luckily Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre have just the remedy…

This summer, former War Horse Associate Puppetry Directors Finn Caldwell and Toby Olié are reclaiming the stage in Timothy Sheader’s much anticipated theatrical adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s Running Wild, and they are bringing one huge elephant and a terrifying tiger along with them for the ride.

The puppets will star as part of a huge company – the largest ever seen at the Open Air Theatre at a total number of 40 in fact – in Samuel Adamson’s adaptation of the jungle-set tsunami drama when the family show opens the summer season in May.

You can take a sneak peek of what the gorgeous puppet creations will look like in the rehearsal shots above that show the cast hard at work preparing for the forthcoming run.



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