As jane austens bicentenary approaches, regents park open air theatre pays homage to one of the literary greats, with an authentically, classic production of just that book. The regents park open air theatre season in 2016 will be concluded by the 20 sellout production of jane austens pride and prejudice, adapted for the stage by simon reade and directed by deborah bruce. Regents park open air theatre is an awardwinning theatre and a london landmark. Darcy was installed in the serpentine lake at hyde park a few weeks ago. To commemorate, a 12 foot statue of the dripping wet mr. The theatres ambition of reaching new audiences beyond the park has seen their productions of pride and prejudice, lord of the flies and to kill a mockingbird tour the uk and ireland, the latter subsequently transferring to the barbican for a monthlong residency in 2015, and their coproduction with chichester festival theatre of michael. Regents park open air theatre london theatres theatre. The production was put on by regents park theatre, in an adaptation by simon reade of the famous novel pride and prejudice by jane austen. A firm fixture of summer in the city, the theatre provides a cultural hub in the surroundings of a royal park.
The book is studied by generations of schoolchildren here, just as it is across the atlantic. To celebrate its 200th anniversary, the open air theatre, regents park presents the classic jane austen story pride and prejudice this summer. Pride and prejudice at regents park open air theatre in 20. Established in 1932, the awardwinning regents park open air theatre is one of the largest theatres in london. The venue for the performance was the cambridge corn exchange. As the bennet sisters haplessly search for love in jane austens ultimate romantic comedy, pride and prejudice, it is mr darcy who unwittingly finds his match.
Simon reades sparkling new stage version of pride and prejudice, timed to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the book s publication, is no. Pride and prejudice is a must see for any jane austin fan. The ultimate romantic comedy, the story of the bennet sisters haplessly searching for love still gains much admiration today and, as stated by the times, this production sees jane. Pride and prejudice, open air theatre, regents park. Regents park open air theatre, london, june 25july 20. Following its sellout run in 20, pride and prejudice returns to the open air theatre ahead of a uk tour. Given its enduring popularity, it is hardly a surprise that this adaptation by simon reade has been included in this years programme at the open air theatre. Enjoy its beauty and a spot of jane austen as the open air theatre puts on a production of pride and prejudice set to take the stage from june 20th to july 20th, 20. It was founded in 1932 by sydney carroll and robert atkins. Book your pride and prejudice tickets, playing at the regents park open air theatre today. Like no other book, london theatres offers a unique frontofhouse and behindthescenes overview of the capitals worldclass theatrical spaces. Following sellout performances at londons regents park open air theatre, this delightful adaptation of pride and prejudice by simon reade is now on a major uk tour during 20162017.
To kill a mockingbird at regents park theater the new. First published in 18, jane austens famous novel pride and prejudice seems as popular as ever featuring in the list of most loved books, apparently. Directed by deborah bruce and starring jennifer kirby, david oakes, jane asher and ed birch. Regents park open air theatre is a permanent outdoor theatre that welcomes over 140,000 visitors each year during its eighteenweek season between may and september. Summer is here and regents park is looking glorious. Pride and prejudice is the third regents park open air theatre production to tour the uk, following their smash hit productions of to kill a mockingbird in 201415 and lord of the flies in 201516. For your children to get this once in a life time theatrical experience, visit. Pride and prejudice at regents park open air theatre. Regents park open air theatre announces 2017 season. Regents park open air theatre tickets london theatre. Pride and prejudice, regents park open air theatre.
Regents park open air theatres stunning production of pride and prejudice is an absolute joy behold. Personally, i had never been to the corn exchange before, and it is a fascinating venue. The awardwinning jesus christ superstar returns and two plays by charles dickens feature in the 2017 season announced by regents park open air theatre this morning the season opens in may with the musical on the town 19 may 1 july directed and choreographed by drew mconie on the town, the biggest dance. Pride and prejudice tours the uk wednesday, september 21 and is at woking new victoria theatre from tuesday, october 25 until saturday, october 29. Its the books 200th anniversary and the brits have voted colin firths appearance emerging from a lake in the bbcs version of pride and prejudice as the most memorable moment in british tv drama. The book is brought to life with leading theatre critic michael coveneys stories of the theatres architecture and productions. Theres only one sensible way to stage jane austens seminal 18 novel. In joannah tinceys adaptation at jermyn street theatre, there is a cast of just two but that is no impediment to bringing the much. Pride and prejudice and the winters tale added to regent. Its a brave soul who takes on the task of adapting pride and prejudice, one of english literatures bestloved novels, for the stage. Pride and prejudice, open air theatre, regents park bonnet extravaganza.
We went to see pride and prejudice at the open air theatre and loved it. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a person in possession of a soft spot for mr darcy, must be in want of a live version of pride and prejudice. A dinodorable image from regents park open air theatre where new kids show dinosaur zoo opens today. But continue reading pride and prejudice at regents park open air theatre.
Pride and prejudice at open air theatre, regents park. Pride and prejudice is on at the lowry, salford quays until saturday 15th october, 2016. Inevitably some of the texture of this immortal book is lost in translation but its remarkably little in simon reade. For more information and to book tickets, visit the venues website. Matthew kelly to star in pride and prejudice at regents. Darcy this summer when an outdoor production of jane austens pride and prejudice plays the regents park open air. Years back we saw wind in the willows theretoo perfect. With a bit of doubling up, a cast of 20 performs jane austens pride and prejudice in the regents park open air theatre production currently touring the uk. I am presently reading the same and have covered around 50 chapters.
The penarth times newspaper has teamed up with the wales millennium centre to offer one lucky person the chance to win a pair of tickets to see pride and prejudice regents park open air theatres production of pride and prejudice, which recently visited bath during which time some of the cast came to. Regents park open air theatre tickets encore tickets. Book tickets jane austens pride and prejudice 2 september 2016 17 september 2016 simon reades adaptation of jane austens pride and prejudice, directed by deborah bruce returns to regents park open air theatre following its 20 sellout run. A perfect glimpse into a world where manners, social rules and polite society mean. Pride and prejudice 2016 regents park open air theatre. Jane austen is so famous she might be on a bank note soon, and the fact that this book is a masterpiece has to be dare we say universally acknowledged. Tickets are nonrefundable in the event of cancellation because of the weather but may be exchanged in accordance with the weather policy. Baker street, marylebone, regents park and great portland street. Regents park open air theatre announce 2017 season.
Pride and prejudice in regents park this summer london. Claire hayes regents park theatres revival of its 20 openair. The theatre is located in queen marys gardens, on the inner circle of regents park and consequently is surrounded entirely by parkland. Pride and prejudice returned to the open air theatre following a sellout run in 20, and featured the olivier awardwinner matthew kelly of mice and men, educating rita, waiting for godot and felicity montagu alan partridge, bridget joness diary, the durrells as mr and mrs bennet. At watertower theatre, its game on for kate hamills silly and serious adaptation of jane austens pride and prejudice. Review of pride and prejudice at open air regents park.1513 26 664 687 660 1300 1173 1190 465 175 1150 927 1293 643 606 1040 662 1506 1229 946 429 585 1425 1212 807 648 596 1393 957 500 1023 710 167 1290 249