A Tale of Two Cities at Regents Park Open Air Theatre

Open Air Theatre, London

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A Tale of Two Cities at Regents Park Open Air Theatre.

Regents Park Open Air Theatre celebrates the greatest storyteller of London life with Dickens Uncovered – bringing two of Dickens most popular stories into the open.

Artistic Director Timothy Sheader directs A TALE OF TWO CITIES, a new play by Matthew Dunster, adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens.

A Tale of Two Cities will run from 7 July 2017 until 5 August 2017 at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.


It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair; we had everything before us, we had nothing before us.

Sound familiar? How much more do those in power think Europe’s poor can take? When will the people take to the streets of the cities and roar enough is enough?


The cast features Lydia Bradford, Sean Cernow, Claire-Louise Cordwell, Marième Diouf, Patrick Driver, Nabil Elouahabi, Lorna Gayle, Lewis Griffin, Nicholas Karimi, Nicholas Khan, Andrew Koji, Kevork Malikyan, Francesca Mills, Jude Owusu, Tim Samuels with Aliya Ali, Evie Buxton, Mia Dalley, Foyinsola Ighodalo, Kaitlyn Kou, and Olivea Puci sharing the children’s roles.


Adaptation by Matthew Dunster. Directed by Timothy Sheader with design by Fly Davis, lighting by Lee Curran, sound by Christopher Shutt and movement by Liam Steel.

Additional Information

Performance dates
Booking to 5 August 2017
Special notes

Tickets are non-refundable in the event of cancellation because of the weather but may be exchanged in accordance with the Weather Policy.

Important COVID entry requirements

Venue Information

Open Air Theatre, Inner Circle, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4NR
Nearest Tube or Train: Baker Street (Bakerloo line, Circle line, Hammersmith and City line, Jubilee line, Metropolitan line) or Regent's Park (Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 13, 18, 27, 30, 74, 82, 113, 139, 189, 274

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