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Since its first presentation of Twelfth Night in 1932, London’s most famous al fresco theatre has wowed millions of playgoers with its dazzling productions and pastoral charm. Originally inspired by the desire to stage Shakespeare in the open air, the Park now also presents musicals, studio plays and concerts.
A remarkable roll call of stars has acted on the Park’s turf bank stage, from Vivien Leigh to Judi Dench, from Robert Stephens to Ralph Fiennes. The unique experience of watching a play at the Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park has been described as eccentric, imaginative, magical, unpredictable, charming – and chilly!
This celebration of the Park, published for its 75th anniversary, tells the story of one of Britain’s best loved theatres.