The Open Air Theatre have announced casting for Dickens Uncovered
With the aim of celebrating the greatest storyteller of London life, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre will stage two of Charles Dickens most popular stories in 2017 – A Tale of Two Cities and Olivier Twist.
A Tale of Two Cities, a new play by Matthew Dunster and adapted from the original novel, will feature 21 actors including: 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.
Oliver Twist created for Everyone Aged Six and Over will features 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.
Directed by Caroline Byrne, Oliver Twist created for Everyone Aged Six and Over will run in daytime performances alongside A Tale of Two Cities.
A Tale of Two Cities will run from 7 July 2017 until 5 August 2017, with Olivier Twist created for everyone aged six and over running from 17 July 2017 until 5 August 2017.