Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
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Time Out says
Posted: Wed Jun 20 2012
A verdant setting lends itself perfectly to the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's typical combination of serious drama, summery Shakespeare romps and the big end of season musical. You can also catch folky musical acts and comics keen to break free from the stuffy club circuit. Standards are well above village-green dramatics and there's a distinctly moneyed feel in this delightfully secluded corner of Regent's Park, while the amphitheatre-style seating and grand, looming sets add a certain classical gravitas. If picnicking is an alfresco step too far, a barbecue and a hot and cold buffet is available before all evening performances including Sunday music and comedy events in the theatre grounds. Good-value grub can be also be purchased at the refurbished Garden Café in Regent’s Park. Pre-ordered picnics can be booked for evening and matinee performances, or you can plump for traditional tea and cake or Pimms on the lawn. The Open Air Theatre's typical season runs from May to September and tickets can usually be purchased on the day, though booking is advised for weekend performances. Remember to take an extra layer to fight chills.
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What's on at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
West End, Drama, Outdoor theatre
Opening this year's summer season at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre is this production of American dramatist Arthur Miller's hefty 'All My Sons'. The irony of the American Dream gets the Miller treatment as self made business man Joe whose dodgy dealing...
West End, Drama
Dynamic, fast rising director Nadia Fall is in charge of this production of Harold Brighouse's 'Hobson's Choice' following the loves and lives of Lancashire bootmaker Harold Hobson and his three daughters. One of Hobson's daughters goes against her father's...
West End, Musicals, Drama
George and Ira Gershwin's beautiful, heated and heartbreaking musical opera about an unlikely, tumultuous and doomed romance between disabled Porgy and soulful Bess in a fictitious African American tenement in South Carolina is staged by Regent's Park...
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Mon Sep 1:
Guy Hamilton’s Pinewood-produced ‘Goldfinger’ is the first of four James Bond films he directed and the third to star Sean Connery as 007. Any kid growing up in the early ’60s will remember this one for several reasons: Birley Shassey’s screamer of a...
Sun Aug 17:
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Fringe, Drama, Outdoor theatre
NB: this review is of the summer 2013 run starring Robert Sean Leonard. There were just two plays in last summer’s Open Air Theatre season: a grimly post-industrial take on the musical ‘Ragtime’ and a glum ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’, set in a car-park....
West End, Drama, Kids' theatre, Shakespeare, Outdoor theatre
Created specially for audiences aged six and over, 'Twelfth Night reimagined' follows on from the Regent Park Open Air Theatre's 'The Winter's Tale reimagined' last year. Max Webster directs the fun, frothy and family friendly take on Shakespeare's love...