What's On - Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
The award-winning Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre is a London landmark – a firm fixture of summer in the city, providing a cultural hub in the beautiful surrounding of a Royal Park. It is the oldest, professional, permanent outdoor theatre in Britain and the annual 16-week season is attended by over 140,000 each year.
Its steeply raked auditorium is one of the largest in London with 1,250 seats, yet those who attend say it is one of the most intimate.
Surrounded by breathtakingly beautiful scenery, fairy lights embellishing the surrounding trees and enhanced by the buzz of people enjoying their theatre-going experiences which makes the atmosphere incomparable.
This year’s productions include;
Running Wild: 13 May – 12 June
This adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s Running Wild brings the Indonesian rainforest to Regent’s Park. A story of love, loss, loyalty and living for the moment. With a cast of 40 directed by Artistic Director Timothy Sheader, this is the largest-scale production ever to be presented at the Open Air Theatre.
Henry V: 17 June – 9 July
Staged as the UK awaits the Chilcott report into why our country goes to war and whom we trust to take us there, Henry V by William Shakespeare is directed by Donmar Warehouse Associate Director Robert Hastie, with Olivier Award-winning actress Michelle Terry in the title role. This the perfect time to stage a play about England’s relationship with its European neighbours as it overlaps with the EU referendum.
Jesus Christ Superstar: 15 July – 27 August
Celebrating 45 years since Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s seminal musical first hit the stage, Jesus Christ Superstar returns to London in a powerful new production directed by Timothy Sheader.
Pride & Prejudice 2016: 2 September – 17 September
A classic adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice by Simon Reade. Depicting the Bennet sisters hopelessly search for love in Jane Austen’s ultimate romantic comedy, however it is Mr Darcy who unwittingly finds his match. Following its sell-out run in 2013 it returns to the Open Air Theatre ahead of a UK tour.
Tickets are priced from £25. For more information and bookings, please visit the Open Air Theatre website.