A show which should knock the spots off other summer offerings, this comes with the dream casting of Kate Fleetwood as the villainous Cruella de Vil. This show has been twice delayed because of the pandemic but should have audiences wagging their tails. It's a musical version written by Douglas Hodge and Johnny McKnight, and adapted by Zinnie Harris. It's based on Dodie Smith’s book about dalmatians, Pongo and Perdita, who set out to rescue their abducted puppies before they are turned into fur coats. Timothy Sheader directs.
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. 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.