Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has announced its 2021 season.
After welcoming over 30,000 people last summer amidst the pandemic, the venue will reopen in June for an extended season.
Here’s what to expect:
Romeo and Juliet (17 to 24 July) – Directed by Kimberley Sykes
Carousel (31 July – 25 September) – Directed by Timothy Sheader
Dragons and Mythical Beasts (13 August – 5 September) – Written and co-directed by Derek Bond
Anansi the Spider (7 – 24 July) – A co-production with Unicorn Theatre helmed by Unicorn’s Artistic Director, Justin Audibert.
There will also be comedy from Aisling Bea, Jimmy Carr, and Luisa Omielan as well as another all-star comedy fundraiser in support of The Trussell Trust presented by Canned Laughter featuring Lolly Adefope, Rosie Jones, Rose Matafeo and Suzi Ruffell – with more acts to be announced.
For more information and tickets, visit openairtheatre.com
Artistic Director Timothy Sheader said: “As a theatre that receives no regular public funding, the financial challenges of producing large-scale theatre with a 50% reduction in seating capacity cannot be underestimated.
“We are therefore thrilled to have been awarded a grant thanks to the government’s Culture Recovery Fund and look forward to welcoming both audiences and theatre makers back to our unique and special outdoor space this summer.”