The 1944 show was immortalised on film four years later with an all-star cast led by Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly. Set in war-time New York it tells the story of three handsome young sailors who stop off for 24 hours in the Big Apple. Inevitably romance ensues and the result is a whistlestop fast-paced lovestory that doubles up as a whistlestop tour around the New York City sites.
As original idea for the show came from 1944 ballet, Fancy Free, dance is integrated throughout spectacular chorus numbers and intimate pas de deux. Throw in a large ensemble cast and beloved songbook with soaring hits including 'New York, New York', and On The Town is the Open Air Theatre's biggest musical yet.
After impressing with a five-star Jesus Christ Superstar last year, Olivier-winner Drew McOnie returns to the outdoor stage to direct and choreograph. Expect vibrant dance numbers and a pacey production beneath an open starlit (hopefully clear) sky.
|What||On The Town, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre|
Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park
Inner Cir, Westminster, London, NW1 4NU | MAP
|Nearest tube||Baker Street (underground)|
19 May 17 – 01 Jul 17, Thursday & Saturday, 2.15pm. No matinee on 20 or 25 May
|Price||£25 - £55.00|
|Website||Click here to book via Regent's Park Open Air Theatre|