Open Air Theatre
Summer's Also the Stage at the Open Air Theatre
Set among the trees of summer in Regent’s Park, the Open Air Theatre is a welcome departure from a standard West End production – and that’s not just because chirping birds are in attendance. Enter the ornate gates shielding Regent’s Park from the city, stroll past a slow-moving waterway, and you’ll reach the theater grounds. Come early, and sit at picnic tables poised under umbrellas as strung lights beam overhead. The ivy-covered bar serves sweet cocktails, including Pimm’s, of course, and barbecue is also available. The stadium-style seats form a crescent around the circular stage, and productions range from Shakespearean classics to modern favorites. I saw Pride and Prejudice amid a warm June night.
By Kelly Dawson
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