This almost-summer, leave the West End behind and go for a cultural experience unlike any other… London’s favourite theatre is just about to open its unconventional doors for the 2019 season and what a season it will be! Having evolved from a truly Shakespearean atmosphere to the vibrant, diverse programme it is today, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre is promising to have enough shows to get you talking up until September. Not convinced to book tickets yet? Well then, read on ahead to find out what the first half of the summer has in store… Image: Time Out
The Regent’s Park, Inner Circle, London NW1 4NU
Nearest Tube: Regent’s Park
Opening Hours: 16th May – 21st September. See schedule here.
Thornton Wilder’s meditation on the human condition, The Town, takes center stage on May 16th to open the season and, if anything, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play is here to set the tone for the emotional rollercoaster to come. Its month long run into June will celebrate and interrogate the human bonds. From birth, to marriage and even death, the play will dissect the essence of what it ultimately means to be human. Save us a front seat!
Image: Euan’s Guide
If, however, you’re into classics, especially those that tend to fly under the radar, you’re also in for a treat! After the success of The Turn of the Screw last season, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre welcomes the English National Opera once again to bring back all of our childhood dreams. The Grimm Brothers’ Hansel and Gretel is filtered in an operatic retelling, one that will be majorly enhanced by the mystery and romance of Regent’s Park amphitheater. Trust us, the road to the witch’s house has never been so eerie….
Image: Kingfisher’s Guide
Very fittingly, the middle of the summer will be occupied by A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a play that could not be more catered to this unique space. The very epitome of the summer, Shakespeare’s classic will get a modern reworking elevated by live music and physical invention as the audience will be transported into the mysterious woods for a performance they are bound to remember. As expected, the whole season will conclude with a bittersweet musical as director Jamie Lloyd will bring Andrew Lloyd Weber’s beloved Evita to the park. Be ready to hum classics like Don’t Cry For Me Argentina as you indulge in this adaptation of Evita Perron’s tumultuous life story. What better way to have a new generation discover the classic musical than under the starry skies of Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
Which plays will you be watching at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre? Let us know in the comments below! If you like our posts, you’ll love our Instagram.