With summer approaching you may be wondering what to do with your free time and we have just the answer for you. The Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park is arguably one of London’s best-kept secrets offering an intimate theatre feel, despite its 1,250 seats, tucked away in one of London’s most beautiful parks!
Running May-September the theatre hosts multiple productions each season ranging from comedy, to drama, to the classics of Shakespeare. As you enter the theatre you are surrounded by a soft glow of fairy lights amidst the trees with an array of tables and lawn space in which you can picnic with pre-theatre snacks or alternatively you can purchase items from the full service bar.
On the stage now until June 7th is Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, a gripping story set in post-WWII America. Main character’s Joe and Kate Keller have not lost hope in the return of their youngest son who was reported missing in action three years earlier. The play is a beautiful rendition of the meaning of family, love, and betrayal. It was a magical experience to see a performance of such a high caliber in this open setting.
You can find the complete listing of performances at the Open Air Theatre’s website. Highlights for this summer include Shakespeare’s famous Twelfth Night and Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. Be sure to book your tickets well in advance as they can sell out quickly!