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Interview: Timothy Sheader, Artistic Director of Regent's Park Open Air Theatre | reviews, news & interviews

Interview: Timothy Sheader, Artistic Director of Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Interview: Timothy Sheader, Artistic Director of Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

The Open Air provides shelter after the bullets of Broadway

'Lord of the Flies': What starts as an adventure slides into a struggle for survivalHugo Glendinning

The Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has always been one of London’s theatrical success stories, attracting luminaries from Flora Robson to Judi Dench, but over the past few years under the stewardship of artistic director Timothy Sheader, it has really come into its own. In 2010, its Olivier Award-winning production of Into the Woods became the highest-grossing production in the venue's history, whilst The Crucible by Arthur Miller attracted a whole new audience to the theatre – 72 per cent of those who attended the play had never visited the theatre before – and The Comedy of Errors became its most successful Shakespeare play to date.

It’s not about doing plays that are set outside. It’s about doing plays that lend themselves to a strong aesthetic

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