Read our round-up of open-air theatre events for the summer ahead. You'll find London's best outdoor productions at venues as world-famous as Shakespeare's Globe, in parks as pretty as Regent's Park or at festivals as vibrant as More London Free Festival. Not sure what you'll need for an open-air theatre trip? Then don't miss our guide to all the practical open-air theatre info you could need.
This month's open-air theatre shows
Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
Look busy, Jesus is coming! It's impossible not to get the tunes to this musical stuck in your head and canny programming for those carefree summer months. Timothy Sheader takes the helm with Declan Bennett – original lead for the UK production of 'Once' – playing the messiah.Read more
The third new Shakespeare production in Emma Rice's inaugural Globe season is Iqbal Khan's 'Macbeth', riding high off his acclaimed RSC 'Othello', in which he boldly recast both Othello and Iago as black men. Ray Fearon will star as the eponymous Scottish noble, while Tara Fitzgerald will play his scheming wife, Lady Macbeth.Read more
Famously, the only Shakespeare play Emma Rice had directed prior to taking change of the Globe was an anarchic RSC 'Cymbeline' back in 2006. So it's interesting that the play has reappeared in her first season at the Globe, albeit under a different director – Matthew Dunster – and more interestingly, a different name…Read more