Summer Theatre in London

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Henry V
Jesus Christ Superstar
Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice
 

 

London's stages play host to award-winning theatre shows all year round but the warmer months bring another realm of opportunities, with the streets and the parks becoming the stage. Read on to discover the best al fresco theatre in London this summer.

 
 

Pride and Prejudice

The sell-out 2013 production returns to the Open Air Theatre stage.

Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, Inner Circle, Regent's Park, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4NR

Tube: Regent's Park Station

 

Dates: 02nd - 17th September 2016

 

The Regent's Park Open Air Theatre season in 2016 will be concluded by the 2013 sell-out production of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, adapted for the stage by Simon Reade and directed by Deborah Bruce. The ultimate romantic comedy, the story of the Bennet sisters haplessly searching for love still gains much admiration today and, as stated by The Times, this production sees "Jane Austen's most beloved novel re-born". So, now is your chance to swoon over Mr Darcy once more, this time in the beautiful setting of the Open Air Theatre.

 
 
 

Henry V

The second production in this year's Open Air Theatre season.

Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, Inner Circle, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4NR

Tube: Regent's Park Station

 

Dates: 17th June - 09th July 2016

 

Opening on 17th June, Henry V is the second production in the 2016 Open Air Theatre season. Commemorating the legacy of Shakespeare 400 years since his death, Robert Hastie will direct the production that tells the story of Henry V as he becomes one of the great warrior kings when England triumphs at the Battle of Agincourt. Currently an Associate Director for the Donmar Theatre, Hastie recently enjoyed critical acclaim for Splendour by Abi Morgan and My Night With Reg, which then transferred to the Apollo Theatre.

 
 
 

Greenwich and Docklands International Festival

A nine day free festival of street performances, art and dancing in the streets.

Greenwich, , London, SE10 9HF

Tube: North Greenwich Station

 

Dates: 24th June - 02nd July 2016

 

The whole of Greenwich comes alive for the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, a nine day free festival of street performances, art and dancing in the streets. The festival always opens with an epic outdoor spectacular and this year The House, by video artist Tal Rosner and German outdoor theatre company Pan.Optikum, marks the 400th anniversary of The Queen's House and its re-opening this year. There's more street theatre from Polish company Teatr Biuro Podrozy who perform the premiere of Silence, a mix of physical theatre, fire, puppetry and music at Bethnal Green Gardens. Don't miss the two-day Greenwich Fair where more than 22 productions bring circus, theatre, dance, street games, cabaret, live art and mass participation to Greenwich. Highlights include Block, a new show from NoFitState Circus and Motionhouse Dance; Ye Gods, in which an apocalypse is unleashed across the houses and streets of a model village; and a 21st century morality play, Peregrinus, from Polish theatre company KTO.

 
 
 

Jesus Christ Superstar

Timothy Sheader directs a new production of the rock opera.

Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, Inner Circle, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4NR

Tube: Regent's Park Station

 

Dates: 11th August to 16th September 2017

 

Celebrating 45 years since Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar was first staged, Timothy Sheader directs a new production of the show for the 2016 Regent's Park Open Air Theatre season. Audiences will once again be able to enjoy legendary scoring such as I Don't Know How to Love Him, Gethsemane and Superstar, but this time it will be in the unique surroundings of the Open Air Theatre. Musical direction comes from Tom Deering and choreography by Drew McOnie.

 
 
 
 
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