Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre | Al fresco culture in North London
Outdoor theatre always brings the house down.
And London’s most iconic al fresco space, the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, is back open for business this summer with a lineup of plays that span inventive new shows, classics, and inventive new takes on the the classics.
Things being with a production of 101 Dalmatians which – it should be noted – is a story set within Regent’s Park itself. So, in a way, the stage will be a mere extension of the open-air venue you’re in. It’s going to star Kate Fleetwood (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) as Cruella De Vil, and it’ll have some elaborate life-size, ahem, puppets. Quite a few of them, we imagine.
After that, you can expect a classic production of Romeo & Juliet, as directed by Kimberley Sykes (she’s a Royal Shakespeare Company veteran), followed by Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel.
Then, to top it all off, the season ends with an extraordinary, interactive show called Dragons & Mythical Beasts – it basically brings to life with extremely real and “touchable” creatures from folklore, like the colossal stone troll, the mysterious Indrik and Japanese Baku; the majestic Griffin; and yes – the dragon.
There’s a bar on site, as well as a cafe, some covered dining, a grill, a pre-theatre drinks service, and even whole picnics for two (which you’ll need to pre-book right here).
And there’s even a dedicated picnicking lawn to eat them on too.
NOTE: Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s new season takes place from May 16th – September 19th. Tickets start at £23, and can be purchased at their website right HERE.
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre | Regent’s Park, NW1 4NU
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