12 July – 28 August
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
101 Dalmatians has music and lyrics by Douglas Hodge, a book by Johnny McKnight from a stage adaptation by Zinnie Harris, and is based on the story by Dodie Smith. The creative team includes Jill Green CDG (casting director), Tash Holway (assistant choreographer), Howard Hudson (lighting designer), Nick Lidster for Autograph (sound designer), Katrina Lindsay (costume designer), Tarek Merchant (musical director), Verity Naughton CDG and Nick Hockaday for Verity Naughton Casting (children’s casting directors), Toby Olié (puppetry designer and director), Colin Richmond (set designer), Timothy Sheader (director), Liam Steel (choreographer), and Sarah Travis (musical supervisor and orchestrator).
The Open Air Theatre will be working with Mousetrap Theatre Projects to create a relaxed performance of 101 Dalmatians on Sunday 14 August (2.15pm). Relaxed performances are designed to provide those with learning disabilities, those who are on the autism spectrum or have other sensory and communication needs who would benefit from a more relaxed environment, the opportunity to experience the production.
When infamous Cruella de Vil sets her sights on a new Dalmatian fur coat, there’s trouble ahead for Pongo, Perdi and their adorable litter of puppies. Based on the classic story set in the heart of Regent’s Park, this new musical adaptation, packed with puppetry, is perfect for a summer’s day.