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Kate Fleetwood stars as Cruella de Vil in a new musical adaptation of the beloved kids’ story
‘101 Dalmations’ was scheduled to open the Regent’s Park Theatre’s 2020 season, but has been moved to 2021 due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The ‘big summer musical’ is the annual highlight of the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre calendar, one being fulfilled this year with a revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s ‘Carousel’. But to open the season, there's also this all-singing adaptation of Dodie Smith’s iconic kids’ novel – best known, of course, for the Disney cartoon film – which is, astonishingly, the theatre’s its first-ever original musical commission. Acclaimed playwright Zinnie Harris writes the book and actor/director/general polymath Douglas Hodge the songs, with the presence of the excellent Toby Olié as puppetry designer and director a fair clue as to how the hordes of hounds will manifest themselves. The first bit of casting has been announced: Kate Fleetwood will be setting her distinctive angular features to the roles of baddie Cruella de Vil.
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