There is nothing better than embracing the good weather (when we have it). Why restrict certain things to just indoors? Let’s say, musicals and opera for instance. You may well be in the know, but in case, Regents Park open air theatre is a treat. I had the pleasure of seeing ‘On the town’ (one of Gene Kelly’s fab musicals), and it was super fun. There wasn’t even any rain to spoil the fun. This year, they have the fun and serious, depending on your disposition. You have ‘The Turn of the Screw’ an atmospheric piece charting the story of unearthly encounters at a remove country house – serious face. Then there is ‘Little Shop of Horrors’, featuring the infamous speaking venus flytrap. This musical comedy horror (less of the later), is known for its catchy tunes and lyrics.
Shakespeare’s Globe is about the classics, as the name would suggest. Of course there is Hamlet until 26 August. It would be remiss of them to not feature such a notable piece of tragedy. This is one of Shakespeare’s longest plays, so it takes a compelling production and group of performances to keep one engaged. Presented by the Globe Ensemble, I have no doubt that your attention will not stray.
For other options, head to the lovely gardens of St Paul’s Church where the Iris Theatre takeover with a performance of The Tempest. Shakespeare extends its reach with performances in Bedford Square Gardens. As you like it, which is also at Regents Park open air theatre, does a stint here.