Sunday 19 July
Gates 6.15pm | Performance 7.45pm
A line-up of celebrated actors including Felicity Kendal, Harry Enfield, Tracy Ann Oberman, Henry Goodman, Susan Wokoma, Kate Fleetwood, Issy van Randwyck and Samantha Spiro join author Allie Esiri who will bring to life her best-selling anthology Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year.
Who was William Shakespeare? Why does he still speak to us today? How come he speaks about Climate Change? Did he really leave his wife his second-best bed? All this and more will be revealed as we journey through the life and work of our greatest writer, vividly portrayed by a group of supremely talented actors with a special connection to his work - and to Regent's Park Open Air Theatre (it was here that Kendal spent a season playing Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Hero in Much Ado About Nothing, van Randwyck earned an Olivier nomination for Kiss Me, Kate, Spiro played her acclaimed Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing and won the Olivier for Hello, Dolly!, and just last year Wokoma’s Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream was deemed a triumph). Join them, plus others, for what promises to be a remarkable evening, perfect for friends and family.
† All artists appear subject to availability.
* ticket price includes a £1.80 per ticket booking fee. No booking fee when booked in person at the box office.
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Daily Telegraph on A Poem for Every Day of the Year at the National Theatre.
"Esiri’s happy band proves poetry is alive and kicking…Auden once wrote poetry makes nothing happen. Esiri seems determined to prove this wrong.”
Hay Festival Audience Member
"Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year is uplifting, hilarious and heart-breaking. Never seen such poignant performances before."
Bridge TheatreAudience member, Women Poets Through the Ages.
"Probably the most inspiring and magical evening of my life."
"It makes Shakespeare so personal."