Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre have today confirmed the casting for the title roles in Romeo and Juliet, which opens the 2021 season on Thursday 17 June. Joel MacCormack and Isabel Adomakoh Young play Romeo and Juliet, in the production directed by Kimberley Sykes.
Update 17th May 2021: Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre have today confirmed full casting for Romeo and Juliet, which opens the 2021 season on Thursday 17 June. Joining the already announced Isabel Adomakoh Young (Juliet) and Joel MacCormack (Romeo), are Cavan Clarke (Mercutio), Emma Cunniffe (Nurse), Peter Hamilton Dyer (Friar Lawrence) and Michelle Fox (Tybalt).
Also confirmed are Aretha Ayeh (Benvolia), Ellie Beavan (Lady Capulet), Tom Claxton (Peter), Ryan Ellsworth (Lord Montague), Andrew French (Lord Capulet), Sarah Hoare (Gregora/Apothacary), Irvine Iqbal (Prince Escalus), Richard Leeming (Paris), Priyank Morjaria (Sampson), Louise Mai Newberry (Lady Montague), Shadee Yaghoubi (Abraham) and Marc Zayat (Balthasar).
Joel MacCormack (Romeo) recently played the role of John Jasper in BBC Radio 4’s dramatization of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. On stage he won the UK Theatre Award for Best Performance in a Play for Each His Own Wilderness (Orange Tree). Other credits include: Describe the Night (Hampstead), The Oresteia (Shakespeare’s Globe), Safe House (ITV), and film credits include Ready Player One directed by Steven Spielberg.
Isabel Adomakoh Young (Juliet) joined the RSC for the 2019 Swan Season (Venice Preserved, The Provoked Wife) on completing her training with the NYT Rep. She appeared in Meatballs (Hampstead) and with the acclaimed cabaret company Pecs Drag Kings. As a writer, her trilogy The Lionboy, co-written with her mum under the pseudonym Zizou Corder, has been published in 36 languages and was adapted for the stage by Complicité.
The 2021 season, which will follow covid-secure procedures for as long as necessary – including an initial 50% reduction to seating capacity – also includes: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel (31 July – 25 September) directed by Timothy Sheader; a co-production with Unicorn Theatre of Anansi the Spider (7 – 24 July) directed by Justin Audibert for ages 3-7; and Dragons and Mythical Beasts directed by Derek Bond and Laura Cubitt for ages 3+ (13 August – 5 September).
A series of MOREoutdoor events includes comedy from Aisling Bea, Jimmy Carr, and Luisa Omielan, and Canned Laughter present a comedy fundraiser in support of The Trussell Trust featuring Lolly Adefope, Kemah Bob, Jen Brister, Bridget Christie, Ed Gamble, Rosie Jones, Jamali Maddix, Rose Matafeo, Mawaan Rizwan, and Suzi Ruffell. The Luna Cinema also present a 20th-anniversary screening of Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge! and a screening of The Shining.
ROMEO AND JULIET
By William Shakespeare
Saturday 17 June – Saturday 24 July 2021
First preview: 17 June
Press Night: Wednesday 23 June (7.45pm)
Monday – Saturday @ 7.45pm (gates 6.15pm)
Thursday & Saturday @ 2.15pm (gates 12.45pm)
No matinee 17 or 19 June
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BSL Interpreted: Friday 16 July (7.45pm)
Audio Described: Saturday 17 July (2.15pm)
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s
Music by Richard Rodgers
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Based on Ferenc Molnar’s Play “Liliom”
As adapted by Benjamin F. Glazer
Original Choreography by Agnes de Mille
Saturday 31 July – Saturday 25 September 2021
First preview: 31 July
Press Night: Monday, 9 August (7.30pm)
Monday – Saturday @ 7.30pm (gates 6.00pm)
Thursday & Saturday @ 2.15pm (gates 12.45pm)
No matinee 31 July or 5 August
BSL Interpreted: Friday 20 August (7.30pm)
Low Stimulus Performance: Thursday, 26 August (2.15pm)
Captioned: Friday 3 September (7.30pm)
Audio Described: Saturday 4 September (2.15pm)
Nicoll Entertainment presents
DRAGONS AND MYTHICAL BEASTS
For ages 3+; written by Derek Bond
Friday 13 August – Sunday 5 September 2021
Monday & Wednesday @ 2.15pm (gates 1.45pm)
Tuesday @ 10.30am (gates 10am) & 2.15pm (gates 1.45pm)
Friday & Sunday @ 10.30pm (gates 10am) & 1pm (gates 12.30pm)
Saturday @ 10.30am (gates 10am)
No performance at 10.30am on 13 August, and no performances on Friday 3 September.
BSL Interpreted: Wednesday 25 August 2.15pm
Unicorn Theatre and Regent’s Park Theatre present
ANANSI THE SPIDER
For ages 3+; created by Justin Audibert
Wednesday 7 July – Saturday 24 July 2021
Monday – Wednesday & Fridays @ 10.30am & 1pm (gates 10.00am & 12.30pm)
Saturdays @ 10.30am (gates 10am)
Relaxed Performance: Friday 16 July 1pm