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.
Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
Regent's Park Open Air Theatre boss Timothy Sheader takes his love of musicals to the next level this season: a returning 'Jesus Christ Superstar occupies the traditional 'big' musical slot in August, but in 2017 the season kicks off with one two in the shape of Leonard Bernstein's classic 1944 ode to New York City. Drew McOnie choreographs and directs this revival.
As the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, Dickens' Victorian novel about social inequality feels as timely as ever. Or at least, that's what Regents Park Open Air Theatre are banking on with Matthew Dunster's contemporary adaptation. Timothy Sheader will direct this fresh take on 'A Tale of Two Cities'. Cast tba.