World class production in theatres and Regents Park
The King and I, London Palladium 3 July – 9 September
Winner of 4 Tony Awards, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I is set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. With one of the finest scores ever written including; Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance, and featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers, The King and I is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre.
Regents Park Open Air Theatre 2018 Season, Regents Park Until 9 September
Set in the heart of Regent's Park, the wonderfully unpredictable nature of outdoor theatre makes each visit here extraordinary and thrilling.
The Turn of The Screw, Regents Park 22-30 June
Regent's Park Open Air Theatre and English National Opera rediscover Benjamin Britten's The Turn of the Screw. The story of unearthly encounters at a remote country house, and of a young governess desperate to protect her children, finds chilling new levels of suspense in this unique outdoor production at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. Director Timothy Sheader and members of the ENO orchestra, conducted by ENO Mackerras Fellow Toby Purser, bring their award-winning skills to Britten’s masterly reworking of Henry James' classic novella.
As You Like It, Regents Park 6 – 28 July
In the mythical Forest of Arden, a world of transformation where anything is possible and anything permissible, two young people discover what it really means to be in love. Directed by Max Webster, with beautiful new music by Charlie Fink (former frontman of Noah and the Whale), this warm, open-hearted production promises adventure, sibling rivalry, mistaken identity and romance – Shakespeare comedy as you like it.
Little Shop of Horrors, Regents Park 3 August – 15 September
For the misfits of Skid Row, life is full of broken dreams and dead ends. But there’s hope on the horizon for flower shop assistant, Seymour, when he discovers a mysterious new plant with killer potential. Will his newfound fame and fortune win the attention of kind, sweet, delicate Audrey? Can he finally break free and be happy…whatever the consequences? Directed by Maria Aberg, IT’S ALIVE at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre…somewhere that’s green!
Dinosaur World Live, Regents Park 14 August- 9 September
Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World Live in this interactive new show for all the family. Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer across uncharted territories to discover a prehistoric world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. Meet a host of impressive creatures, including every child’s favourite flesh-eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus rex, a Triceratops, Giraffatitan and Segnosaurus, to name a few!
Knights of The Rose, Arts Theatre 29 June – 26 August
Knights of The Rose is a classic rock musical of Shakespearean proportions. Featuring the ultimate playlist including legendary ballads and timeless anthems from Bon Jovi, Meatloaf, Bonnie Tyler, No Doubt and many more.
Kids Week, Theatres throughout London 1 - 31 August
Children between 2 and 16 accompanied by a paying adult get free access to theatres. Tickets go on sale in June – two reasons to make a booking!
A truly inspired summer treat for families, Kids Week makes West End hits – such as Disney’s Aladdin, The Lion King, Jungle Book, King Kong and many more - available to youngsters for free - as long as an adult pays the full price. For the whole of August, a child aged between 5 and 16 can go to any participating show for free and they get some top shows taking part. There are options for under-fives with a programme of shows and activities specifically for the very young. Tickets for Kids Week 2018 go on sale at 10am on 12 June 2018 and adults can also buy up to two extra children's tickets at half price while paying no booking fees.