Open-air theatre in London

The best open-air and outdoor theatre shows in London this summer
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By Time Out London Theatre |
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The sun many or may not be out this summer, but London's iconic outdoor stages will be open come rain or shine once the season begins. The outdoor season kicks off in April at Shakespeare's Globe, followed by the gorgeous  Regent's Park Opens Air Theatre, which begins its season in May. Plus there are sundry other vibrant events, including the annual street theatre blowourt of the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival. Not sure what you'll need for an open-air theatre trip? Then don't miss our guide to practical open-air theatre info

This month

Theatre, Shakespeare

‘Othello’ review

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For the best part of 400 years, ‘Othello’ been treated as a tragedy about a black man, Othello, driven out of his mind by the racist scheming of his supposed friend, Iago…

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Theatre, Shakespeare

‘The Winter’s Tale’ review

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‘A sad tale’s best for winter,’ declares the young prince Mamillius in this, one of Shakespeare’s most curious and intriguing plays…

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Theatre, Drama

Eyam

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Matt Hartley's new drama is a fictionalisation of the remarkable true events that took place in the Derbyshire village of Eyam (pronounced Eem) in 1665, wherein the local Reverend William Mompesson took a series of remarkable decisions to attempt to combat the spread of bubonic plague…

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