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Open Air Theatre

Inner Circle | Regent's Park, London NW1 0AA, England
+44 20 7486 2431
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This was a confusing, lacklustre production and such a disappointment as we have enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elspeth P
Tale of Two cities

Lovely venue, lovely ice cream. shockingly bad show-too long, tedious, confusing .Don't waste your... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Live performances are presented in Regent's Park.
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  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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Inner Circle | Regent's Park, London NW1 0AA, England
Regent's Park / Kings Cross
+44 20 7486 2431
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a confusing, lacklustre production and such a disappointment as we have enjoyed performances there in the past. Sadly we took a vote in the interval and it was unamimous - leave - so we joined a line of other people who had made...More

3  Thank Elspeth P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely venue, lovely ice cream. shockingly bad show-too long, tedious, confusing .Don't waste your money.I was so excited to go and so disappointed. No idea what was going on, shouted lines, I've only ever once left a theatre early - this was the second time.people...More

4  Thank Carboot2011
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have walked out of only 3 plays in my life- and this was probably the worst. It was almost incomprehensible and the thought of it not finishing till 11.30 is frankly daunting. It started strongly, referring to the refugee crisis, but then that theme...More

4  Thank PurpletreeLondon
Reviewed 1 week ago

My quick take on it was that by trying to force the Dickens story into a modern setting for the purpose of making a specific point about existing events was like trying to make a sponge cake into an omelette – the ingredients had already...More

5  Thank LeslieMacleod
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to see this not knowing much about the original and expecting something traditional. I was totally engrossed in how this tale from so long ago was bought into the modern day and so accurately reflected what is happening in the world today. They...More

1  Thank scharteress
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On Saturday night we went to a play at the Open Air Theatre in Regents Park. It was based on the Charles Dickens story, A Tale of Two Cities. As it was entitled, A Tale of Two Cities, parents had taken their young children to...More

4  Thank DaintyDianaLondon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many family groups like ours will have gone to the first night of Tale of Two Cities at the Open Air Theatre in Regents Park because their productions have always been excellent. This was not A Tale of Two Cities but muddled gobbledegook. The actors...More

6  Thank MaryNWLondon74
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So my last review of the OAT gave it 5 stars - so its sad to see it falling down in a very serious way - I have watched over 200 London plays in the the last 5 years - but this was the first...More

5  Thank crc1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This show tries to mix Dickens with modern day senarios and thus becomes disjointed, confusing, ruining a classic novel. The final scene should be emtionally heart- wrenching but it is broken by a stetch in a modern day boarder control staring a gun carrying policeman,...More

4  Thank LindaRawlins
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Left at half-time, so cannot comment on what happened after that. I was one of a party of four and we walked back through Regent's Park discussing what we had seen (and heard!). There were plenty of negatives, but we did appreciate the set, and...More

6  Thank MisterCollins
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Shelly L
July 14, 2017|
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Response from scharteress | Reviewed this property |
I saw a Take of Two Cities
June 21, 2017|
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Response from vicki_ritchie | Reviewed this property |
There are toilets just no where to leave bags and coats
Megret R
April 30, 2017|
Response from Footlooseatlast | Reviewed this property |
There are two cafes in the park (one inside the theatre area). If you want bring your own picnic you could eat it in the park before the performance. I don't think they would allow you to take a picnic into the performance... More