Full casting and completed creative teams have been announced for Dickens Uncovered at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, two shows playing in repertory to celebrate the greatest storyteller of London life.
Bringing two of Charles Dickens’s most popular stories out in the open, Dickens Uncovered comprises A Tale Of Two Cities (7 July – 5 August), a new play by Matthew Dunster adapted from the original novel, and Oliver Twist Created For Everyone Aged Six And Over (17 July – 5 August), adapted by Anya Reiss especially for families.
Director Timothy Sheader has assembled a company of 21 actors to re-tell Dicken’s A Tale Of Two Cities: Lydia Bradford, Sean Cernow, Claire-Louise Cordwell, Marième Diouf, Patrick Driver, Nabil Elouahabi, Lorna Gayle, Lewis Griffin, Nicholas Karimi, Nicholas Khan, Andrew Koji, Kevork Malikyan, Francesca Mills, Jude Owusu, Tim Samuels with Aliya Ali, Evie Buxton, Mia Dalley, Foyinsola Ighodalo, Kaitlyn Kou, and Olivea Puci sharing the children’s roles.
Developing their programme of work made especially for families, Caroline Byrne directs Oliver Twist Created For Everyone Aged Six And Over in daytime performances alongside A Tale Of Two Cities. A cast of 8 actors, Robyn Cara, Rina Fatania, Danny-Boy Hatchard, Michael Hodgson, Daniel Hoffmann-Gill, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Shaun Mason and Angela Wynter play multiple roles, with Tia-Lana Chinapyel, Lewis Fernée and Jordan Nash alternating in the title role.
Design for both productions is by Fly Davis, while the completed creative teams also include, for A Tale Of Two Cities: Liam Steel (Movement Direction), Lee Curran, who received an Olivier Award-nomination for Jesus Christ Superstar (Lighting Design) and Christopher Shutt (Sound Design). For Oliver Twist Created For Everyone Aged Six And Over, the creative team includes Lucy Burge (Movement Direction), Joshua Anio Grigg (Sound Design) and Joe Dieffenbacher (Physical Comedy Direction). Casting for both productions is by Polly Jerrold.
The 2017 Open Air Theatre season opens with On The Town (19 May – 01 Jul) directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie and starring Danny Mac, Fred Haig and Samuel Edwards. Following Dickens Uncovered, the 2016 Olivier Award-winning production of Jesus Christ Superstar returns (11 Aug – 23 Sep), directed by Timothy Sheader and featuring Declan Bennett (as Jesus) and Olivier nominee Tyrone Huntley (as Judas).
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