Opened: 18 May 2012
Booking until: 08 September 2012
Running time: To Be Conf
Prices: £22.50 - £55.00
Author / playwright: Terrence McNally
Music by: Stephen Flaherty
Critics' Choice in the Financial Times, Evening Standard and Daily Telegraph, this striking, bold and ambitious new production by triple Olivier Award-winner Timothy Sheader (Best Musical Revival 2010, 2011, 2012) brings a contemporary twist to this powerful musical.
As the strains of ragtime music are heard on an old record player, a father tells his son a story - a story of hope set at the turn of the 20th century; of a Harlem pianist, a white middle-class family and a Latvian immigrant, whose dreams of a better world shape their destiny.
"UPLIFTING" Stephen Flaherty's score matches the energy of the new America with the ragtime music of the period, swelling into gospel and climaxing in misty-eyed anthems" **** (Daily Mail)
"Staged with brilliance" (Guardian)
"three-time Olivier winner Timothy Sheader has raised the artistic bar...Ragtime is the most ambitious production yet" "an impressive spectacle" **** (Metro)
"VISUALLY IMPOSING" "Especially impressive is the radiant Rosalie Craig - a star in the making" (Evening Standard)
"Summer wouldn't be summer without a trip to Regent's Park Open Air Theatre" (Daily Telegraph)
"one of the cultural highlights of a London summer" (Guardian)
Please note: The Open Air Theatre's auditorium and stage are completely uncovered. They will make every effort to complete the performance and reserve the right to stop and start the action as necessary. Performances are never cancelled or abandoned before the advertised starting time and then only in the event of very bad weather. If cancellation or abandonment is unavoidable, ticket holders will be entitled to equivalent seats for any other performance in the main repertoire (excludes one-off comedy, music and film events), subject to availability. Refunds are not given for cancellation or abandonment as a result of the weather. In any event, personal arrangements including travel, accommodation or hospitality relating to the event which have been arranged by you are at your own risk and not refundable.