We can’t think of a better way to enjoy a majestic summer’s evening than with your friends and family watching an open air theatrical narrative unravel. Each of these performances will be played out by show-stopping casts of talented actors and actresses.
Our concierge team here at The Mitre Hampton Court Hotel has selected a handful of their ‘Top Picks’ this summer. If any takes your fancy, make sure you book your tickets sooner rather than later as these are set to be a sell-out.
The Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre is a unique and award-winning venue nestled into the picturesque Regent’s Park in the heart of London. You will be enthralled by its history and beauty whilst watching one of these three popular plays this summer.
A Tale of Two Cities
The famous Charles Dickens’ novel has been transformed into a stage show between the 7th July and 5th August. Unravelling the links between Paris and London before and during the French Revolution, it’s a must-see.
Oliver Twist is another of Charles Dickens’ great British novels. Adapted by Anya Reiss between July 17th and August 5th at the Regent’s Park’s Open Air Theatre, this tale will delight the whole family on a warm summers evening.
Jesus Christ Superstar
Following an incredible sold-out season in 2016, the production is returning for another summer spectacular of a truly classic show. Be sure to see it between August 11th and September 23rd as tickets are selling fast.
The Shakespeare Globe Theatre is an internationally acclaimed venue and perfectly situated in Central London. A testament to Shakespeare’s work, this epic structure affords you the opportunity to enter the world of Shakespeare and discover one of their perfected plays.
In this romantic comedy playing until the 5th of August at the Shakespeare Globe, Shakespeare toys with complicated love and mistaken identity. Filled with heaps of humour and authenticity, no Shakespeare enthusiast would turn down the chance to see this play
Much ado about nothing
Set in the middle of a Mexican post-revolution, this production tackles the power of love and friendship and has become a staple saying in English language. Book your ticket and attend one of the shows between the 14th of July and 15th of October.
Highly recognised as one of Shakespeare’s finest plays, King Lear deals with family relations and fate of a once-King disavowed. The Shakespeare Globe hosts this plays from August 10th until October 14th.
Part of the popular National Trust, the Claremont Landscape Garden provides a lovely setting for open-air leisure. There are two plays featuring this summer which you simply must see…
The Wind in the Willows
The timeless musical for children is set on a riverside and follows Badger, Ratty, Mole and Toad on their adventures. Discover this play at the Claremont Landscape Garden on July 22nd.
The Comedy of Errors
Written by Shakespeare at the beginning of his career, this famous comedy touches on family and mistaken identity. Be prepared to be transported to Syracuse, Sicily whilst enjoying your lovely evening in this charming setting on July 23rd.
We’re sure our open air theatre listing has enthused your appetite for performance art this summer season. If you’re looking for an iconic location to stay and rest up on your travels, why not get in touch and book to stay at the Mitre Hampton Court Hotel?