Magic is definitely in the air when you visit the very special Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. This is one of the most magical, atmospheric theatres you can possibly imagine.
Tall trees surround a woodland glade amid landscaped parkland. In the distance there are the sounds of wild animals such as lions, tigers, elephants and many more settling down to sleep. From the semi circular stage, actors and actresses speak words that are clearly heard even at the very top of the serried ranks of circular seating that surround the amphitheatre. It makes a perfect setting for an evening's entertainment as you watch top class performers in well known plays. It has been described as one of London’s most exciting theatre venues.
Over the years, the range of productions has been incredibly extensive covering everything from Jesus Christ Superstar to the Crucible and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Vulnerable to the elements, productions only take place over an eighteen week season during the summer.
This year, audiences can enjoy performances of one of Shakespeares most well loved romantic comedies aptly set in the Forest of Arden – As You Like it. Thousands of fans are expected to stay in London with many booking rooms in North London hotels with parking and other parts of the city.
There is a tense, dramatic ghost story on offer in the form Henry James’ classic production The Turn of the Screw. For children, Peter Pan and his magical world of Neverland complete with pirates and Tinkerbelle is guaranteed to be an irresistible attraction. The season concludes with the lively American rock musical, A Little Shop of Horrors with its florist and monstrous Venus Fly Trap and for something totally different – Dinosaur World Live.
It is easy to see why these have been chosen. The atmospheric woodland setting is guaranteed to make their storylines even more enjoyable.
Just don’t waste time and look for places to stay near wembley arena. Book early if you want to enjoy this very special theatre experience. Although it is one of the largest London theatres, almost every production is fully sold out well in advance. Over 140,000 people visit the Regents Park Open Air Theatre every year.