This summer the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has teamed up with the Charles Dickens Museum to help raise awareness and funds for The Big Issue Foundation.
The award-winning Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre is a London landmark – a firm fixture of summer in the city, providing a cultural hub in the beautiful surroundings of a Royal Park. Established in 1932, the award winning Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre is one of the largest theatres in London. Situated in the beautiful surroundings of a Royal Park, both its stage and auditorium are entirely uncovered.
A Tale of Two Cities is Matthew Dunster's new adapted version of Dickens' classic. Dickens addressed many of the social issues which affected ordinary people throughout his work. However he was also a journalist and activist who campaigned to improve the lives of some of the poorest and dispossessed of his time.
As an official partner, The Big Issue Foundation will receive a donation from the proceeds of the performances and there will also be a Big Issue vendor at each performance selling the magazine. The Regent's Park Open Air Theatre have also very kindly offered a pair of complimentary tickets to vendors upon presentation of their vendor badge.
Stephen Robertson, CEO of The Big Issue Foundation, said: “I am delighted that Big Issue vendors and the work of The Big Issue Foundation is being recognised by this ambitious production. I would like to thank everyone involved in this partnership for creating this opportunity, embracing our ethos and joining our fight aganist poverty and its symptoms’”
A Tale of Two Cities plays from 7 July – 5 August 2017 at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. A full performance schedule is available at www.openairtheatre.com/schedule